The regular season is getting closer, and Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott remains a no show for training camp.
With Elliott's holdout closing in on three weeks and the Cowboys a few days away from their second preseason game, former Dallas quarterback Tony Romo was recently asked by CBS Sports' Jamey Eisenberg if the back will be on the field for Week 1's game against the New York Giants on Sept. 8.
"I don't know about that," Romo said. "That's a coin flip, but I do think he'll be back at some point. But Week 1? It'll be close."
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Tuesday that due to his holdout, Elliott's deal has taken priority over teammates Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper. He conceded it's in the team's best interest to get at least one of these contracts resolved heading into the season.
But despite his top running back not being in camp, Jones expressed his faith in Elliott's conditioning while he's away.