Ezekiel Elliott reacts to Jerry Jones’ criticism of Jason Garrett and Cowboys’ coaching staff
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones criticized head coach Jason Garrett and the rest of the team’s coaching staff following the Cowboys’ loss to the New England Patriots this past Sunday, and on Tuesday morning, he doubled down on his criticism.
As for what running back Ezekiel Elliott thinks about the situation? He says he is merely remaining focused on winning games.
“We’re not worried about the outside noise,” said Elliott, according to Ed Werder of ESPN. “We know what’s important. We know we need to be ready to play this Thursday. We have a job to do and can’t let anything distract us from that.’’
The developing tension between Jones and Garrett certainly has to create an awkward atmosphere in the locker room.
Remember: this is not the first time Jones has taken a shot at Garrett this season, as he subtly jabbed at Garrett by lauding the Minnesota Vikings’ coaching staff after Dallas’ Week 10 loss against the Vikings.
Prior to that, Jones had largely expressed support for Garrett, so the sudden change in direction has to be somewhat bothersome for the club, which has gone just 3-5 after a 3-0 start to the season.
The Cowboys are 6-5 and remain in first place in the NFC East, but much of that is due to the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles have been laboring themselves at 5-6. As for the rest of the division? The New York Giants and Washington Redskins are both 2-9.
Dallas will look to get back on track on Thanksgiving Day when it hosts the Buffalo Bills.