Last week I ended my article with the sentence, “Can the Cowboys get out of their own way“? Another week and more Cowboys’ players are in the news.
On Monday it came out that Ezekiel Elliott had allegedly been in an altercation at a Dallas nightclub, Clutch Bar. While information is still coming out on the details of what exactly happens Monday night, either way it’s not a good look for the oft-troubled Elliott and Cowboys.
Not long after the Elliott story hit the web, further news involving Cowboys’ return specialist Lucky Whitehead broke as well. Lucky Whitehead’s dog, Blitz was stolen and was being held for ransom. You don’t see that everyday, but when you’re a part of the Dallas Cowboys, nothing is too rare. Whitehead did end up lucky, and was reunited with his dog on Tuesday.
If that wasn’t enough for you, news broke Tuesday that Terrance Williams was caught on film in a foot race with another male outside a Dallas strip club early Monday morning. Williams wasn’t doing anything wrong and it was somewhat silly to even make a story about it, but never a surprise TMZ had a story and the video of the foot race on their website and social media accounts.
Along with the Terrance Williams race, Ezekiel Elliott’s name was again in the news just a day after the night club altercation news. Elliott was in court today fighting a speeding ticket he received in April. Elliott was given a misdemeanor speeding ticket by a state trooper after being stopped going 100 MPH in a 70 MPH zone. Elliott pleaded not guilty and a ruling on the ticket has not been brought to the public attention.
With just a few hours to go before the Cowboys’ rookies report to training camp, the Cowboys front office has to be crossing their fingers that no Cowboys players are in the news for the next few days. The team already will have to do without: David Irving, Randy Gregory, and possibly Nolan Carroll and Damien Wilson to start the season. If they end up losing Ezekiel Elliott for a significant amount of time, it could be a crushing blow to a team that had very high expectations entering the 2017 season.
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