Jerry Jones believes he has “earned the right” to joke with running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Jones responded to the backlash he received from Elliott and his agent following his “Zeke who?” quip over the weekend.

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On Monday, Elliott’s agent Rocky Arceneaux said neither he nor his client was amused by Jones’s joke, which was made on Saturday after rookie Tony Pollard impressed during the Cowboys’ preseason game against the Rams.

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