The Dallas Cowboys made a hefty investment in running back Ezekiel Elliott by taking the former Ohio State standout with the fourth-overall pick.
Naturally, the Cowboys want to maximize the return on investment, which might have been why Jerry Jones was unhappy when he found out his tailback of the future was spotted shopping for marijuana in Seattle before the team’s preseason game against the Seahawks.
“Well, I think that in and of itself the reason we are talking about is in a way part of the learning process,” Jones said, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. “But it’s not good. It’s just not good. It’s just not good.”
Marijuana is still a banned substance in the NFL although it is legal in several states, including Washington. Elliott made his preseason debut Thursday night, rushing seven times for 48 yards during Dallas’ 27-17 loss to the Seahawks.