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!!!
Unclear if the haircut is a message (unlikely) ... but we do know one thing -- Zeke is serious about this holdout, and it seems he really might not play week 1 for the 'Boys.
But, hey, that haircut though ... #swaaaaaaaaaag!!!
Zeke is supposed to enter his 4th season in the NFL after being drafted by the Cowboys with the 4th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Zeke is still under his rookie deal -- which is only slated to pay him $3.85 million in 2019.
Elliott is looking to be the highest-paid RB in the NFL -- and with Todd Gurley signing a 4-year, $57.5 million contract extension in 2018 ... he clearly wants Jerry Jones to open up that wallet!!!
The Cowboys are set to open their regular season on Sept. 8 against the NY Giants ... so ticktock!!!