‘Had to do it’: Ezekiel Elliott ‘donates’ himself to the Salvation Army in touchdown celebration

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott came up with an interesting way to celebrate a short touchdown Sunday night.

The Cowboys running back, who played at The Ohio State University, jumped into a giant Salvation Army red kettle.

SBNation.com reports that Elliott was flagged because the pot was a “prop.”

Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett said while he thought the gesture was “creative,” Elliott shouldn’t have done it. But the Cowboys’ owner, Jerry Jones, said “The Salvation Army should give him the highest award.”

After the game, Elliott said he wanted to help the Salvation Army, but also “In warmups I saw it sitting there right by the end zone and I was like, man somebody’s got to jump in there. So I just had to do it.”

The Salvation Army isn’t complaining.

The Cowboys closed in on home-field advantage in the playoffs with a 26-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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