Jerry Jones Addresses Off-The-Field Matters Regarding Ezekiel Elliott

PHOENIX – Ezekiel Elliott exceeded the on-field expectations of a fourth overall draft pick last season: he led the NFL in rushing and was one of three rookies on the All-Pro team.

Off the field, Elliott also has found himself in the news periodically since getting drafted by the Cowboys last April.

Tuesday from the NFL Annual Meeting, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones was asked by reporters about the NFL's open investigation into the July 2016 domestic violence allegations against Elliott by a former girlfriend.

Last September, the Columbus (Ohio) City Attorney's Office announced that Elliott would not face charges.

A player can still face punishment from the league under its personal conduct policy even if he is cleared of legal charges.

"I'm aware of nothing that concerns me about that investigation," Jones said Tuesday.

Jones also was asked whether he had spoken with Elliott about a recent video of Elliott pulling down a woman's top during a Dallas-based St. Patrick's Day parade.

"There is not much that I want to say other than that was unfortunate and not good," Jones said. "But as to, it wouldn't be the right emphasis one way or the other to get into any communications or dialogue since that happened."

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