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Jerry Jones hints at tremendous honor for Ezekiel Elliott

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This weekend will mark the return of former Dallas Cowboys fan favorite Ezekiel Elliott to AT&T Stadium after he was cut earlier in the offseason. He eventually found his way to the New England Patriots, who happen to take on the Cowboys tomorrow afternoon. 

But when his career is all said and done, will he find a place within the Cowboys Ring of Honor? According to team owner and general manager Jerry Jones, he's deserving of that. 

“I sure do,” Jones said when asked during his weekly interview on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] if the former Cowboys running back deserved future Ring of Honor consideration. “It’s what he did for the team... I thought that he was very influential in the image of the Cowboys, and I mean that positively... Just the entertainment of the Cowboys. To me, I look to that when I think about the Ring of Honor. Not only what he did with stats on the field, not only what he was, in his case as a punishing runner, but also what he did to lift the franchise.”

Jones continued: 

“I miss him. He talked about that he didn’t hear a lot from me. We did talk after he had made the decision. There was a lot of me that, I wanted the best for him, of course, but still I want the best for the Cowboys. I was kind of laying in the weeds thinking that it might not go good for him out here with another team and that we would, at the end, be able to do something. I knew that wasn’t going to be the case when Bill Belichick called about him and started asking all of the right questions.”