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Mailbag: Further Problems For Zeke Elliott?


The NFL has opted not to discipline Zeke for the Las Vegas incident back in May, but news came out over the weekend that the security guard involved in the incident is filing charges against him. Even if nothing comes of this, do you think this could be a potential distraction heading into the season? - MIKE D. / ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA

Bryan: I don't believe so. Elliott has had to deal with far worse situations and he's been able to play despite that. He has a rare trait to be able to put things behind him and move on.

David: During the eight games that he was fighting suspension in 2017, Zeke averaged 98 yards per game and four yards per carry, with nine total touchdowns in that time span. It might not be ideal, but I'm fairly confident he can focus when he needs to.

I'm a total believer in how contract years affect players' performances, and have heard ad nauseum that La'el Collins will be too expensive to keep. That said, who do you think will show out this year, expectedly or unexpectedly, that will warrant a new contract from the Cowboys? - GARET TANAKA / WAILUKU, HI

Bryan: I'd keep an eye on Maliek Collins. There were some things that he did in the OTAs and minicamp that got me interested in him again. I know there are some serious questions about his health throughout his career, but if he could put all that behind him he could make this front office think about that extension.

David: I'm fascinated to see how Randall Cobb and Robert Quinn perform on these one-year deals. Both guys have been to Pro Bowls, and they're both set up to be successful with this team. They'll both be 29 when the season starts, so they aren't exactly young guys. But if they're successful, one or both of them might be worth a look for a new contract here in Dallas.

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