Ezekiel is currently battling an ongoing knee injury. Dallas Cowboys reporter David Helman suggested that the team should submit a claim for the veteran running back who was placed on waivers Tuesday.
Phillip Lindsay will be leaving the Houston Texans, but Phillip Lindsay might still stay in the Lone Star State.
“am I dumb if I’d consider a claim while Zeke works through is knee issue?” Helman posited via Twitter.
It turns out that many Cowboys fans love the idea of Lindsay joining a backfield that includes Elliott, Tony Pollard and Corey Clement.
“You are not dumb, this would be an excellent pick up. He is stronger and more durable than anyone else we have in the wings,” responded @MayhallTgordon.
“100% good idea. Zeke is hurting, but pushing through. Give him 10 days off after Saints game, then another week as well. 17 days off and put him on path to good health for stretch run,” responded @pjayjohnson.
Ian Rapoport, NFL Network’s analyst, reports that Lindsay is currently looking for a new team after being released by the Texans on Tuesday.
Lindsay, who had just left the Denver Broncos to sign with the Texans during the offseason, was expected be a major contributor. Mark Ingram joined the Texans in the offseason, along with Rex Burkhead. The backfield was now crowded.
Lindsay began the season with a bang. He scored a touchdown in Week 1 against Jaguars. The following week, he scored against the Cleveland Browns after receiving. That would be his last score in a Texans uniform.
His time with the Texans ended with only 50 carries and 130 yards. He also added one touchdown and three catches for 37 yards.
It was puzzling why David Culley didn’t use Lindsay correctly. Instead, the Texans head coaches rolled with David Johnson and, most recently, Burkhead, after Ingram was traded for the New Orleans Saints.
Lindsay now heads to waivers. Given the number of running back-needy league teams, there should be many interested organizations in Lindsay’s running back.
He is still a talented player at just 27 years old.