The Dallas Cowboys are off to a slow start to begin the 2020 season that has drawn much criticism. The Cowboys have struggled to find any sustained success that has pushed them to nearly a winless mark through the campaign’s first three weeks. What has made matters more interesting is team owner Jerry Jones made some intriguing remarks regarding a Kansas City Chiefs player that isn’t Patrick Mahomes.
Cowboys’ rough start to the 2020 season
The Dallas Cowboys entered the 2020 season with plenty of hype around their potential to vie for more than a playoff berth.
However, it’s been anything but a promising start as they have dropped two out of their first three games. Dallas could potentially be sitting without a win heading into Week 4 had the Atlanta Falcons not collapsed in dramatic fashion in Week 2.
They nearly pulled out an impressive road win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, but are sitting a tough spot to begin the year. It has created much chatter around the franchise, especially after the offseason that the team experienced. Owner Jerry Jones has once again rocked the boat with some interesting comments concerning a Chiefs player not named Patrick Mahomes.
Jerry Jones wishes the Cowboys could have drafted Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Over the years, Jerry Jones has repeatedly demonstrated that he isn’t one to bite his tongue on any subject.
That proved to be the case on Tuesday morning during one of his two weekly appearances on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. Much of that centered on him voicing that he would have loved to draft Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the second round to pair alongside Ezekiel Elliott.
“I see a team that is clicking, they’re the Super Bowl champs and they look like they got better — the running back is outstanding, I watched him live last year at LSU,” Jones said. “I loved him in the draft. I was dreaming that he might get over in the second and be where we could look at him. He’s an exceptional player.”
Chiefs nabbed Edwards-Helaire with the last pick in the first round of this year’s draft. He has thrived next to Patrick Mahomes through first three games proving to be a game-changing factor with his dual-threat ability. He’s currently sixth in the league with 240 rushing yards and a touchdown along with 11 catches for 102 receiving yards.
Jones’s comments make it clear that he’s all-in on putting as much offensive talent around Dak Prescott to see what he can do. Edwards-Helaire would have been another huge factor in the offense that brought another element. He has a bright future ahead in Kansas City that could see him be a star talent for years to come.
Cowboys still have a strong commitment to Ezekiel Elliott
The comments from Jerry Jones aside, the Cowboys are more than committed to Ezekiel Elliott as their workhorse option.
Throughout his career, Elliott has proven that he’s one of the top running backs and one of the best overall talents. He’s been the anchor to their offensive attack, which he will continue to factor in significantly to the Cowboys’ success. The Pro Bowler is off to a strong start with 219 rushing yards with three touchdowns and 15 receptions for 88 receiving yards and a touchdown.
The Cowboys offense is much more than Elliott’s production, but he’s undoubtedly a massive part of the puzzle. If Dallas hopes to get out of the rut in their slow start to the season, it will need their offense to guide the way forward.