Is Jerry Jones aware of the fact that the Dallas Cowboys season-opener against the New York Giants is less than three weeks away?

We'd like to think so, but throughout the offseason, the outspoken owner has oft dismissed any concerns about Ezekiel Elliott agreeing to a contract extension...despite hardly any progress being reported over that span of time.

The All-Pro tailback has been in Cabo San Lucas "training" since the start of camp and with Sept. 8 looming closer with each passing week that a signature is not inked to paper, the Cowboys' boss (for reasons we don't understand) continued displaying his unflappable, apathetic viewpoint on the protracted predicament.

“Zeke has the ability to completely hit the ground running, if I may use that," Jones continued. "He has that and we expect that. He says that, and I believe him, that he’s in great shape. In the meantime, we have to be ready to go without him."

We don't know, Mr. Jones. If we were in your shoes, we'd be pretty fearful of Zeke's holdout extending into the regular season. Make no mistake about it -- the reigning rushing champ's absence will expose Dak Prescott's prevalent inconsistencies and flaws.

Jerry's audacious comments suggest that he is in no rush to get Elliott signed and sealed before the regular season. Hold your breath, Cowboys Nation. This stalemate is showing no signs of deflating anytime soon.