Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, claims that despite the team’s history of noteworthy homecomings, none have ever compared to the significance of the one that will take place on Sunday for running back Ezekiel Elliott.
The New England Patriots‘ Sunday game against the Dallas Cowboys will see the return of a former Cowboys running back, which is causing mixed feelings among “America’s Team.”
On the one hand, the current Cowboys players understand that in order to perform at their best, they must set aside their positive memories of Elliott. On the other hand, a lot of people—including Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys—have expressed their gratitude for Elliott’s time in Dallas in a very public way.
Jones has sung highly of his former running back in the weeks leading up to the game. Even though Elliott’s comeback was likened to that of Emmitt Smith, the all-time leading rusher in the NFL, Jones still thinks Elliott’s was more significant.
Jones said on 105.3 The Fan ,
“I’ll tell you, not any more so than Zeke,” “I don’t think I can recall anyone more than Zeke. Emmitt, when he went to the Cardinals for two years, that was quite a time. I remember that he got hurt sometime early in the ballgame. I really felt the same way as I would have if he had been with the Cowboys at the time.
“Just can’t describe the positive things that Zeke brings. It’s a concern for me for him to play with the Patriots. Just his demeanor in the dressing room, in practice, in a way, it was as powerful as when you see him get that body low below his center of gravity and punish those tacklers.”