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Stephen Jones: No Long-Term Concern About Ezekiel Elliott's Hamstring

OXNARD, Calif. – Ezekiel Elliott sat out of practice for the second-straight day on Friday with tightness in his hamstring.

It might be concerning to see the Cowboys' No. 4 overall draft pick deal with an injury issue, but Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he doesn't see it as a major problem.

"I don't see this as a long-term injury that's going to hang around," Jones said. "I don't even see it as an injury, I think he's got some tightness and some soreness and he's got to work through it."

Elliott felt the problem at the tail end of practice on Tuesday, and he's been working with the Cowboys' athletic trainers ever since. While Jones said he's not concerned about the problem, he also didn't put a timetable on the rookie's return to action.

"On those type of soft tissue things where they get a little tightness, soreness, you want to be conservative," he said. "You just think where we are in training camp, you've got to make sure we get them 100 percent before you put them back out there."

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