Jerry Jones believes the Dallas Cowboys will have a different Ezekiel Elliott next season.

From training camp last summer to the halfway point of the 2017 regular season, Elliott dealt with the legal battles associated with his six-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

"I think that not having to address that mentally and physically, not having to think about not only the interruption of the potential suspension and the suspension but just the physical interruption, the physical aspect of that," Jones said.

"But from the standpoint of mentally, there is no question -- I'm 100 percent sure -- to not have that on your mind, to not have the ambiguity of not knowing timelines, those kinds of things, there's no doubt in my mind it will make a significant difference in how he can focus, how he can focus not only on the next practice but the next game and the entire season."

In 10 games, Elliott ran for 983 yards and seven touchdowns on 242 carries.