ARLINGTON, Texas -- Speaking for the first time since Ezekiel Elliott was accused of domestic violence, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the rookie will be on the field when the team opens training camp Saturday in Oxnard, California.
The allegations were made against Elliott on Friday by a former girlfriend after an incident in Columbus, Ohio. Elliott denied the allegations, and police reports cited witnesses saying they did not see an assault. Police did not arrest Elliott or charge him with a crime.
Garrett said he has spoken with Elliott, the Cowboys' first-round draft pick in April, since the police report was obtained.
"I don't want to comment too much on that," Garrett said Tuesday from a coaches clinic at AT&T Stadium. "We believe we know all about Ezekiel Elliott and what he's all about as a person, and I think it would be premature to make any comment beyond that."
The NFL is reviewing the case under its personal conduct policy. He does not need to be charged with a crime to be penalized by the league.