Ezekiel Elliott didn’t appreciate Jerry Jones’ jab at him after the Cowboys’ preseason game against the Rams on Saturday.
The Cowboys owner was so impressed with running back Tony Pollard that he joked, “Who? Now Zeke who?” after the 14-10 win in Hawaii.
Jones later motioned to the camera and said he was just making an innocent joke, but Elliott wasn’t amused.
“I didn’t think it was funny and neither did Zeke ” we actually thought it was disrespectful,” Elliott’s agent Rocky Arceneaux told ESPN on Monday.
Elliott returned to Texas late last week after holding his own personal training sessions in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, as he continues to hold out from the Cowboys’ preseason over his contract.
Previous reports stated that Elliott won’t return to the team until he has a new extension, although there have been conflicting reports on if he will sit out for the regular season.
The Cowboys are dealing with a few contract situations as they try to sort through potential extensions for quarterback Dak Prescott and wideout Amari Cooper.
As Elliott continues to hold out, he has racked up more than $900,000 in fines for not reporting to camp.
Arceneaux didn’t say if there has been any progress made in Elliott’s contract negotiations. The running back currently has two years and $12.95 million left on his rookie deal, which includes a fifth-year option.
Dallas opens its season Sept. 8 against the Giants.