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Cowboys News: Ezekiel Elliott's bad weekend gets worse right before training camp

Ezekiel Elliott dominated the news for the weekend and it spilled over to Monday, right before the Cowboys head out to Oxnard for training camp.

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More potential trouble for Ezekiel Elliott, reportedly involved in incident at Dallas nightclub - Manik Aggarwal, Blogging The Boys
Does this latest incident essentially guarantee an upcoming suspension?

Regardless of his degree of involvement in this club incident, this report will surely be taken into consideration as the NFL is already deciding on whether to suspend Zeke.

Ezekiel Elliott of Dallas Cowboys involved in incident at Dallas bar - Todd Archer, ESPN
Elliott was involved in a late-night incident at a Dallas bar Sunday, a source confirmed to ESPN. Police said no arrests or suspects have been reported while the investigation is ongoing.

A Dallas Police spokesperson said no arrests or suspects have been reported in connection with the incident, which was first reported by 105.3 FM The Fan in Dallas. The investigation is ongoing, according to police.

Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott reportedly involved in bar fight - Domingo Ramirez,  Fort Worth Star-Telegram
No one was arrested in the Sunday night incident, Dallas police said. The NFL is already looking into the matter.

"According to the report, the victim did not know who assaulted him," Officer Melinda Gutierrez said in the news release. "The victim was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries."

Reports vary on how Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott was involved in bar fight - Domingo Ramirez & Clarence Hill, Star-Telegram
Different people saw different things.

Michael Huffman, a bouncer from Wichita Falls who was in Dallas on Sunday night, shared on Facebook that Ibeneme, a deejay who goes by the name DJ d’Train, was the instigator and that Elliott didn’t do anything.

He reiterated his stance in a private message to the Star-Telegram.

"It didn’t go down like that," said Huffman, who said he had a good view because he was close to Elliott hoping to get a selfie. "Everybody is saying that, but he didn’t throw the punch ...

"Zeke was just standing there arms folded chilling feeling the crowd. Then I seen DJ getting loud toward the vicinity of Zeke and then I see an overhand right come over the back of Zeke shoulder that landed square in DTrain’s face and he went to sleep. He didn’t even see it. Then the crowd circled and dispersed. I’m surprised a whole video hasn’t been released yet."

With Ezekiel Elliott facing more issues, should Cowboys prepare to open season without him? - Tim Cowlishaw, SportsDay
As the Cowboys prepare to leave for California in five days, remind me again about the health of Darren McFadden?

That thought was probably on the minds of many Cowboys fans early Monday as they learned of an incident at a Dallas bar involving running back Ezekiel Elliott, a player already under league investigation for previous accusations of domestic violence. Charges were not filed in those incidents.

Jaylon Smith: Guarded Optimism - Jeff Sullivan, Dallas Cowboys
One of the biggest questions going into the 2017 season is whether or not Jaylon Smith will be ready to play. If his attitude and work ethic are any indication, he’s got a good chance.

"I always had the knack to lead others. I’ve always felt an accountability to lead by example," Jaylon said. "
then as I’ve grown older and been given more responsibility as a team captain, I’ve learned that you need 
treat different teammates, even different friends and family members, differently. You can’t treat everyone 
same and expect to reach them. One guy may react better to be pulled aside, away from the group, and 
have a
quiet talk, just you two. Then someone else might respond better to you being in his face."

"Being a leader is a never-ending learning process and one that I take with the utmost seriousness."

Dallas Cowboys feeling 'energy' as football season closes in - Todd Archer, ESPN
With training camp set to begin this week, several Cowboys players squeezed in their last bit of non-football activity over the weekend.

"When you get your downtime, you have to take your downtime," Hitchens said. "Most people don’t like to take downtime. We took a week or so off, took a little vacation. But I’m actually ready to get back into it, ready to compete. I know it’s impossible, but I wish we could skip over camp and go straight to the season. I just like competing against other teams, but camp is going to be fun. But we have a great offense and competing against them every day makes us better."

Cowboys add pre-camp workout for rookies, face new cut-down date - David Humphrey, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Before taking the team charter to Oxnard, the Cowboys will have a three-day camp, beginning on Wednesday at The Star in Frisco, for mostly rookies.

"It’s really the same roster as rookie camp," coach Jason Garrett said. "What we’re allowed to do is bring true rookies in and players with no accrued seasons. All the guys who fit those categories will be here.

"You’re also allowed to bring in quarterbacks. We’ll have two quarterbacks for those three days."

Mailbag: Rico Gathers’ Roster Chances? Most Significant Offseason Departure? - Dallas Cowboys
Which player loss from last year's team, whether by retirement, free agency, suspension or other, will be felt the most by this year's team?

Rob: The secondary will miss Brandon Carr’s experience and durability, but they did add a lot of talent in the draft. Tony Romo’s departure hurts the quarterback depth, but we all knew he wasn’t going to be the backup for another year. I’ll say Ronald Leary signing with Denver, coupled with Doug Free’s retirement. La’el Collins return from toe surgery fills one spot, most likely right tackle, but it’s uncertain who plays left guard. The Cowboys have worked multiple players at that spot this offseason. The offensive line is great, and it must continue to be great for the offense to play the way it played last year: controlling the pace and staying ahead of the chains.

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