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NFL Sober Coach: Multiple COWBOYS players looking at Suspensions…Mr. Jones, put your Money where your Mouth is!

Multiple COWBOYS players looking at Suspensions…Mr. Jones, put your Money where your Mouth is!


Five Dallas Cowboys players are looking at missing valuable playing time this season due to off the field issues ranging from drugs to assault. One of these players is star running back Ezekiel Elliot. Off the field, each player is equal,  but let’s face the facts here. On the field, the suspension of a player like Elliot could cripple the Cowboys running game and offense for a critical part and start of the season. Let’s look at Elliot’s situation for a moment. Ezekiel Elliot came into the league as the number one running back and the number four pick over all in last years draft. He set the league on fire with his rushing style and actually won the rushing title in his rookie year. He was only a few yards shy of breaking the all time rookie rushing record. So you can see how important #21 has become for the Dallas Cowboys and their success.

Elliot came into the league with a little “baggage”. He was accused of domestic violence right before the draft and the league was “up in the air” on whether or not they could suspend him since he technically wasn’t drafted yet. Now, I’m obviously not an owner! Just a fan, but it seems to me that if I were the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and I had a STAR player, whose talent could make or break my team’s season, that was seemingly dancing on the line of productive off the field behavior and destructive off the field behavior I would seriously think about investing in a life coach or sober coach to guide this individual in the proper direction.

Elliot’s contract was for roughly $25 million, so why wouldn’t Jerry Jones invest an extremely small portion of that amount into a life coach to help Elliot with his decision-making skills. Because as of right now, Elliot won’t be on the field opening day September 10th against the New York Giants if his decision-making is left to himself. Here is an example of Elliot’s decision-making firsthand. Recently, the NFL informed Elliot and the Cowboys that they were looking into the alleged domestic violence charge that he brought with him into the league. Now, this would be the time period where Elliiot would need to be on his BEST behavior. This should be the time period where Mr. Jerry Jones used all his resources to guide the young talented athlete in making the proper productive decisions to show the league that this past incident was a once in a lifetime misunderstanding that has no chance of being repeated. Well, neither Mr. Jones or Ezekiel Elliot took any steps to protect the player or the team. In fact, quite the opposite happened.

Elliot was just involved in an altercation at a nightclub where a person’s nose was broken. No charges have been filed yet. And then Elliot was behind the wheel of his Dodge Charger which was clocked at 100mph on a Texas freeway near Frisco. Both of these new incidents happened while the league was reviewing this young man’s behavior and deciding whether or not to suspend him.

I wonder what their decision will be now. Could all of this have been avoided if  Mr. Jones had hired a Life Coach to mentor and guide Ezekiel after he was drafted?  Even at some of the higher charging life/sober coaches rates it is a drop in the bucket for these billionaire owners to pay to give these new young millionaires some guidance.

Like I said at the beginning of this blog, Elliot is only one of five Dallas Cowboys either already suspended or facing suspensions this year. Demarcus Lawrence is already suspended for four games for failed drug tests along with David Irving. Linebacker Damien Wilson has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after pulling a rifle on a man in traffic and cornerback Norman Carrol was charged with DUI in May. All of these incidents could have had much worse results! Maybe the NFL should make it mandatory that troubled players be assigned a Life Coach and if it is drug or alcohol related then they be assigned a Sober coach.

We here at www.nflsobercoach.com have helped NFL players and our doors are wide open to help more! And to the 32 NFL team owners this is an open invitation to look over our services and contact us through our website or by calling us at 1-800-706-0318.

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