Seems Ezekiel Elliott is living by that mantra ... 'cause he's back in Cabo holding out from Cowboys camp with a fresh, new hairdo after Jerry Jones jokingly burned him earlier this week.
Of course, 24-year-old Zeke's been missing from Dallas practices all month, wanting a new deal ... and after his backup, Tony Pollard, killed it against the Rams on Saturday -- Jerry said, "Zeke who?!"
It was meant to be funny ... but Zeke wasn't laughing -- his agent told ESPN the comment was "disrespectful."
Now, Zeke's back in Cabo after briefly returning to Texas ... and he's sporting some new dreads while doing it!!!