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Jerry Jones: Cowboys certainly support Ezekiel Elliott

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has once again declined to specifically comment on Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, but he did say the second-year running back has the team's support in his fight against the ban.

Speaking to reporters after the Cowboys' preseason victory over the Indianapolis Colts, Jones reiterated his stance from last week that he was not ready to talk about the suspension.

"I just want to get my thoughts together, see some more cards played and just see kind of how this thing turns out," Jones said. "I know that they've got a real important date set [appeal on Aug. 29] and want that to have every opportunity it can to have things in its best light. But we certainly are in support of Zeke."

Jones went on to say he is hopeful for the matter to be resolved in a timely manner.

"Of course I'm hopeful we'll have Zeke back in there pretty quick too, as far as looking at it like you might an injury or something like that," he said, per The Dallas Morning News. "We've got a lot of football to play under any circumstances regarding this suspension."

Elliott was suspended six games by the NFL on Aug. 11 for violating the league's personal conduct policy. He is appealing the ruling.

The six-game ban stems solely from the league's investigation into the domestic violence allegations made by a woman who claimed to be Elliott's former girlfriend, a league source told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Elliott, 22, has denied the accusations. He was never arrested or charged in the matter.

As for whether Elliott will see any playing time in the preseason, Jones was optimistic.

"Wouldn't surprise me at all if he would get a few snaps," Jones said. "We don't want to put 30 [carries] on him out there. No reason to do that."

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