Jones is no doubt referring to a tweet Smith posted prior to Ohio State's national championship win over Alabama on Jan. 1, 2015, in which Smith came off rather dismissive of Elliott:
Elliott, of course, rumbled for 230 rushing yards against the Crimson Tide, and put the Buckeyes' 42-35 win out of reach with an 85-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
Perhaps someone should remind Jones that Smith's opinion of Elliott couldn't have been higher by the time the 2016 NFL Draft came around. While Smith said in the weeks leading up to the draft that the Cowboys would be better off addressing a position other than running back with the No. 4 overall pick, he gave Elliott the ultimate hat tip after the selection in saying the rookie is better than Smith himself.
Interestingly, Smith isn't even at the top of the list for a couple of club rushing marks Elliott could potentially challenge. With 1,845 yards in 2014, DeMarco Murray eclipsed Smith's single-season club record for rushing yardage, and Murray also holds the team rushing record for a single game (253). Tony Dorsett holds the Cowboys' rookie record for a single season (1,007, 1977).
Many of Smith's club records are of the career variety, which means Elliott will need a remarkably long career to challenge them.
In other words, Cardale could be in for a long wait.