Ezekiel Elliott LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 12: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on prior to a a presason game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys selected running back Ezekiel Elliott with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and he served as one of the team’s biggest stars throughout his seven-year career with the Cowboys. But Elliott is now with the New England Patriots after parting ways with the team this offseason, but it sounds like he’s going to get a warm welcome when the Patriots play the Cowboys in Dallas this weekend.

During his Wednesday appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones was asked if the team had anything special planned for the return of Ezekiel Elliott. And while he wouldn’t necessarily commit to anything, it sure sounds like something is in the works.

“I don’t want to blow a surprise, and that’s a good enough answer for you,” Jones said according to Pro Football Talk.

Jones made it very clear just how much Elliott meant to the team during his time with the Dallas Cowboys.

“I know that he was one of the best teammates that I’ve had the privilege of seeing on the Cowboys,” Jones said. “For his team, he was inspirational. He was inspirational before the games, his practice habits were off the charts – he just would basically practice as though every play was for all the marbles. He had very unique skills as a running back, and boy, he could lower that pad and lower that center of gravity.”

We’ll have to see how the Cowboys choose to recognize a player who was one of the team’s biggest stars for much of the past decade.

[Pro Football Talk]