All eyes are still on the Dallas Cowboys. There's nothing new about that.
After a statement win against the team they failed to beat last season, the Cowboys started on the right note, at least on the football field.
There is still a ton of drama surrounding Ezekiel Elliott, who was recently granted a restraining order
Yet somehow, one man still isn't convinced Elliott may be around for the long haul.
Owner Jerry Jones declined to comment on Elliott playing the entire season.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan said he expects Ezekiel Elliott to play Sunday, but declined to predict if he'd be available all season— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 12, 2017
Yup, it seems like this roller coaster will never end.
With Elliott's long-term status forever up in the air, the team clearly needs a replacement plan locked and loaded should the superstar running back miss some time.
If, and that's a big IF, Elliott's world does come crashing around him, it looks like we'll have a committee on our hands in Dallas.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan said it's a close call between Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden as No. 2 RB, could alternate all season— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 12, 2017
All signs pointed to McFadden stepping in as the team's lead rusher if Elliott was no longer an option, but after the running back was surprisingly listed as inactive for Dallas' win over the Giants, seeing Morris involved in the mix makes much more sense.
Cowboys fans have to hope McFadden and Morris continue to fight for the second spot, and that their battle doesn't spill over into the starting role. As long as Elliott's around, he's the top dog.