As the Cowboys wrapped up their offseason program in June, Elliott said he was wising up as he headed into a month's worth of free time.
"Just kind of want to stay out of the way," Elliott said. "Whatever you do is going to be seen."
When Elliott was asked about what he's learned from offseason issues, he said: "It's just life. You learn from your mistakes. If you don't, it can be brutal."
Elliott infused the Cowboys with his energy and talents last season, rushing for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns, and he has said he wants to take on an even bigger role this season as Dallas tries to win the NFC East again and move past playoff disappointments.
He and quarterback Dak Prescott often goof around in the locker room, and his memorable hop into a Salvation Army Red Kettle as part of a touchdown celebration last season showed off his fun-loving side.
But Elliott has also been known to struggle when fans approach him off the field, and he left the event's VIP party last Friday night in Dallas' Design District in frustration.
Elliott is not the only Cowboy to make headlines this offseason for the wrong reasons. Linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested July 4 on allegations he backed his pickup into a woman and flashed a rifle at her brother-in-law at Toyota Stadium, which was hosting an FC Dallas match and a fireworks show that night. Wilson is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Wilson's attorney has since denied the allegations.
In late May, cornerback Nolan Carroll was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after officers reported that he was seen driving on the wrong side of the road.
Staff writer Jon Machota contributed to this story.
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