It's clear the Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones has some strong opinions about the way the NFL is handling the Ezekiel Elliott suspension situation.
Jones discussed the topic at length during a Tuesday morning radio appearance and said there's "no evidence" in Elliott's case. The Cowboys star running back was suspended six-games by the NFL over "multiple acts of physical violence" towards his ex-girlfriend over four days in 2016.
"I'm not anticipating anything timeline-wise," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan's Shan and RJ show (KRLD-FM). "Harold Henderson [the NFL's appointed official to preside over the appeal] has his discretion. As you know, Zeke and his people, who he has as qualified people representing him that I've ever seen. They've really got the first-team in there. And, so, these are the kinds of things strategy-wise that you play as you see it. So, I think that will develop.
"But unfortunately you get confused in this conversation. Every person that has any sense at all understands domestic violence and abhors it. On the other hand, I've had a lot of experience in this area. For 10 years before I bought the Cowboys, I was head of Battered Women of Arkansas. And I've raised more money and been in more safe houses than a lot of people that talk about it. And, so, it's a terrible problem.
"On the other hand, with what we are today and what we're trying to be relative to addressing it in the league has all kinds of issues. And it should. It's a very complicated issue because you have no evidence here.
That's all I want to say about it. But it creates quite a convoluted approach by Zeke's representatives and by the league that I really hate is a focus of all of our attention. I do. Even though others would say that the issue needs this kind of focus and you're using the NFL for visibility.
"So, I'd say I've got some real opinions here and we won't talk about them here on the show. But we've got some work to do here as far as the league is concerned."