"The NFL, however, could investigate the matter on its own and pursue further action against Elliott-despite the running back having never been arrested or charged in the incident-if enough evidence is collected and Elliott is found to be responsible for the punch".
"I am both surprised and disappointed by the NFL's decision today, and I strongly disagree with the League's findings", the statement read.
Jones hasn't made any public statements since the Elliott suspension has been announced. "I admit that I am far from ideal, but plan to continue to work very hard, on and off the field, to mature and earn the great opportunity that I have been given".
Now, that doesn't mean Elliott would be banished if he gets in trouble again, but it means the punishment would be on the table if he were involved in another domestic violence incident.
Earlier Friday, Elliott's representatives responded to the news, saying the league's findings are "replete with factual inaccuracies".
With the Cowboys having depth issues in recent seasons at quarterback (remember 2015) and even previous year when Tony Romo and Moore were both injured before the preseason even ended, the third-string quarterback spot is of vast importance to this roster.
That would constitute a major on-field setback for Dallas, which relied heavily on the rookie running back last season and was rewarded with a 13-3 record and an NFC East title.