Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will not be under any special rules or guidelines put in place by the organization.
There will be no "Zeke Rules."
That's according to Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones, who spoke at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Wednesday.
"You can only do so much," Jones said according to ESPN. "These are grown men. I have a lot of confidence that Zeke has learned a lot. Hopefully he has. Because if he has and he changes his behavior and he's able to stay on the field, we all know he can be one of the greatest to ever play the game, if he takes care of himself and takes care of his business off the field. I think Zeke wants that. He's a competitor. I think he wants to be one of the best. He certainly knows that he's got to take care of business, too.
"We've had great players that have had to do better before. Michael [Irvin] will tell you that he had to learn valuable lessons, but he turned out to be a Hall of Famer. I think if Zeke will pay attention and do the right things off the field and be responsible then he can certainly have an amazing career."
Elliott was suspended for six games in 2017, due to allegations of domestic violence in July of 2016. Elliott was never charged with a crime, and fought the allegations and succeeding suspension in court for months, but ultimately was forced to sit out for the six games.
Elliott had also been involved in other questionable incidents, including the pulling down of a woman's top at a St. Patrick's Day parade, and an alleged fight at a night club in Dallas. The Cowboys have voiced concerns about his off-field in the past, but now are expressing their trust in the star running back to stay out of trouble.