Jerry Jones isn't happy that Ezekiel Elliott visited a weed dispensary

On Friday, in his first-ever preseason appearance, Ezekiel Elliott wasted little time proving that he belongs in the NFL. And while this must come as a welcome development to Jerry Jones -- particularly when Tony Romo left with a back injury after just three plays -- the Cowboys owner and general manager was less thrilled about his rookie running back visiting a marijuana shop in Seattle ahead of the Seahawks game.

"Well, I think that, in and of itself, the reason we are talking about it is in a way part of the learning process," Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "But it's not good. It's just not good. It's just not good."

Two things: Marijuana is legal in the state of Washington, and according to TMZ, Elliott didn't buy anything in "Herben Legends," he was only seen browsing. But in a world where perceptions can trump reality -- and where marijuana is still prohibited in the NFL -- Jones would prefer Elliott avoid the obvious PR pitfalls altogether.

"But it's not good. It's just not good. It's just not good."Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

"Again that's a part of just really getting the big picture here," Jones explained. "No matter if you played at whatever level there is a picture here of interest. So again, I'm aware of it. I heard the report and I would know how he is. And he needs to look at that and the other thing is it's just not good."

Cowboys 2015 second-round pick Randy Gregory will miss the first 10 games of the season because of marijuana, and veteran linebacker Rolando McClain is facing a 10-game ban because of codeine and cough syrup. Meanwhile, the team has supported Elliott following domestic-abuse allegations involving an ex-girlfriend.

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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