June 3, 2019 at 5:54 am #2927
It doesn’t seem that long ago that Ezekiel Elliott‘s off-field choices were drawing scrutiny.The Cowboys running back has generated headlines this offseason but only the positive kind. He took a selfie with a young fan hit by a puck at a Dallas Stars NHL playoff game. He participated in leadership drills with teammates in North Carolina. He appeared at Emmitt Smith’s charity event.Elliott appears all grown up with a big contract to sign Youth Tyrone Crawford Jersey , embracing the spotlight instead of cursing it.“I think that Zeke has always had a wonderful heart,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday at the groundbreaking of the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Hope Lodge in Dallas, via Kate Hairopoulos of the . “These players can see through anybody. All you got to do is go in locker room, and you’ll see that Zeke is inspirational. Zeke is inspirational with not only what he does on the field, but what he does in the locker room. He’s a bright soul, I call him.“There was really no doubt that some of those things that frankly reflect just a spirit of positiveness, a spirit of being alive, those kind of things took some adjusting.”Elliott served a six-game suspension in 2017 for violating the personal conduct policy after fighting the NFL in court. Since then Tyrone Crawford Jersey Stitched , Elliott has done the most good, including raising money for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign during the holidays.“I didn’t have any of that problem when I was in my late teens and early 20s,” Jones said facetiously, “but some do, and we have to grow out of that.”The Cowboys exercised the fifth-year option on Elliott’s contract, putting him under contract through the 2020 season, but he wants a long-term deal. That isn’t likely to occur before Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper get new contracts, though. An undrafted rookie who began the season on the practice squad kept the Philadelphia Eagles in the playoff race.Josh Adams helped the Eagles overcome deficits of 12-0 and 19-3 in a 25-22 victory over the New York Giants that moved the defending Super Bowl champions within one game of the Redskins and Cowboys in the mediocre NFC East.The Eagles (5-6) host Washington (6-5) next Monday and visit Dallas (6-5) on Dec. 9.Coach Doug Pederson has been searching for an answer at running back since Jay Ajayi sustained a season-ending knee injury in October and veteran Darren Sproles injured his hamstring in Week 1.Adams emerged from a backfield that includes Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood. He ran for a season-best 84 yards on 22 carries against the Giants Youth Chris Jones Jersey , including a 1-yard touchdown run and a 2-point conversion. Adams also had a 52-yard TD run negated by a holding penalty.”To his credit, with taking advantage of some of the injuries, he has just kind of slowly worked himself into this position,” Pederson said Monday.”It’s not to discount or discredit Corey and Wendell because they do a lot of great things as well. It’s just that Josh now has kind of taken that lead, and we continue to grow and try to increase his touches each week.”Adams signed with the Eagles after playing three seasons at Notre Dame but was among the final cuts. He returned to the team on the practice squad and was promoted to the roster after the second game.”It felt good to be out there,” Adams said after his breakout performance against the Giants. “Obviously I got the start, but I just try to take it one play at a time, not looking past anything Chris Jones Jersey Stitched , relying on the guys in front of me, and taking one play and trusting what we were doing.”Despite trailing New York most of the game, Pederson stuck with the run and relied on Adams running behind the offensive line instead of putting the burden on Carson Wentz’s passing arm. The Eagles are 5-0 this season when they run more than 25 times, 0-6 when they don’t.”Any time we stay balanced as an offense, good things happen and you’re able to score points and sort of control the ball,” Pederson said. “I think you look around the league, the common theme of teams that have that balance are winning games. I think that’s a formula you can carry moving forward.”
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