FRISCO, Texas -- Ezekiel Elliott's season is over, but the ongoing NFL investigation into whether the Dallas Cowboys' rookie running back violated the personal conduct policy after an ex-girlfriend accused him of domestic violence last summer remains open.
Elliott is frustrated after a report surfaced Sunday that the NFL sent additional questions about the incident to Elliott within the past month.
Elliott, 21, was cleared of any legal wrongdoing after the Columbus, Ohio, city prosecutor's office determined there wasn't enough substance to pursue charges after a lengthy investigation.
"I do want closure," Elliott said after the Cowboys' season-ending loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
"I do. I would rather them not drag it on as long. I think if there was something to find, which there's not, they would've found it by now. The police did a very thorough investigation.
"I will tell you this -- it just seems like they're dragging their feet right now. Who knows, man? I just want it to end."
One of Elliott's blockers, guard Ron Leary, also was disappointed with the sudden end to the season, but he can't deny it proved to a fruitful and potentially profitable year for him.
After spending much of the offseason clamoring for a trade because he was mired on the bench behind La'el Collins in what was the final season of his contract, Leary took advantage of a Collins injury to start 12 games and put himself in position to cash in big in free agency.
Leary started at left guard in 2013 and 2014 before before replaced by Collins last season. Collins started the first four games in 2016 before suffering a toe injury, opening the door for Leary to show the Cowboys as well as teams across the league that he can still play.
Leary didn't think he would get that chance, which was the reason for the offseason holdout and the trade demands.
"I think that was big because not playing last year I think some people kind of forgot," Leary said. "So I'm glad I was able to remind people I could play ball. You want the individual stuff, but it's all about the team. I'm a big team guy. I think everybody in this locker room knows that and we just didn't get the job done."