Although the Dallas Cowboys’ rush attack isn’t as powerful as last year, it could be less effective against the Chicago Bears on Sunday if Ezekiel Elliott, their star running back, doesn’t play.
However, it seems that things are leaning heavily in this direction. According to Ian Rapoport, Elliott has been listed by the Cowboys as “doubtful” in preparation for Sunday’s game.
The vast majority of players who were listed as “doubtful”, have been removed from the game. Elliott will not play against the Bears, unless there is something truly miraculous.
Elliott has been a part of all seven Dallas Cowboys games this season. He leads the team in rushing yards with 443 and four touchdowns. His 475 yards rushing from scrimmage rank third on the team.
The #Cowboys officially list RB Ezekiel Elliott as doubtful with his knee injury.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 28, 2022
Tony Pollard will be carrying the majority of the carries in the absence of Ezekiel Elliot. Pollard is more efficient than Elliott with his touches. He averages 6.2 yards per touch, while Elliott averages 4.1.
Cowboys offense ranks 22nd in yards and 29th in points, while 14th in rushing yards. Their passing game has taken a serious dive this season. They currently rank 27th in yards and 22nd in points, despite having star quarterback Dak Prescott missing five of their seven first games.
Will Ezekiel Elliott’s absence this weekend be a significant blow to the Cowboys?