Coach Jason Garett stated that the running back; Ezekiel Elliott made a bad decision and visited a marijuana store during the team’s trip to Seattle. Jason didn’t realize how big of an impact that would cause and what it would say about him. Nothing came out of it, it was mostly curiosity but it still wasn’t a great decision.
Elliott visited the store Thursday couple of hours before the Cowboys played the Seattle Seahawks. "I don't this it was a good decision," Garrett said, "He and I talked about that. It was a poor decision on his part and young players sometimes just have to understand that perception can be reality.
"You have to understand you're under a microscope 24 hours a day, and there's no good reason for him to go into a place like that,” coach Garrett stated to reporters. There was no harm done inside the store, people will be curious of shops like that if they are not legalized in places where they live, but, perception can be reality and people will criticize your every move. Be careful.
Elliott, the fourth pick in the NFL draft, who gained 48 yards on seven carries is now not expected to play Thursday against the Houston Texans in the final preseason game because of his actions. "He apologized," Garrett said of Elliott. "He recognized his mistake and it's something he'll learn from,” but it cannot be gone unpunished just because he didn’t realize what he was doing. He will learn from this and never make this type of mistake again.