Ezekiel Elliott, after the worst season in his NFL history, looks back to his former self.
The Ohio State product was a key part of the Dallas Cowboys’ offense. He rushed 128 times for 622 yard and 5 touchdowns, and added 23 receptions for 153 yard and another score.
Even though he splits running back duties for most of the season with Tony Pollard, it was still concerning to see him leave Sunday’s game against Broncos with an apparent injury to his knee.
After practice, Zeke shrugged off any concerns about his injured knee and stated that he would be fine so long as he kept moving.
“My knee feels good. Today was probably more than I have done in the past. … It was just a kind of a fall on it during a game. It was sore but I have to keep moving ,” Elliott said to the media. Jon Machota from The Athletic reported the story.
The Cowboys have, however, reportedly devised a plan to restrict his practice time for the rest of the season. This could indicate concern that the knee injury may be more severe than originally reported.
Coach Mike McCarthy and Elliott have created a “Veterans Rest Day” for mid-week work. Elliott is scheduled to practice only for a few reps. He is joined by Randy Gregory, Amari Cooper and Zack Martin, who are either managing minor ailments or just being cared for for wear and tear. Yardbarker
Zeke believes he can play against the Atlanta Falcons, and that they will put their horrible loss behind them.
He wasn’t concerned about the Sunday before, but believes the team needs to do better down the stretch.
Elliott stated that “I feel we came out and didn’t play very well. Didn’t execute,” Elliott said to the media. “We felt prepared, ready going into the game. But at the end, they were stronger than us, and we didn’t execute well enough. We didn’t play good football. We didn’t play well. It’s that simple. It’s simple. We need to go back to work, learn from our loss, and get it back up the next week em>
Dak Prescott’s offense and the Cowboys should see a huge boost this weekend, as Michael Gallup will be back in action after being sidelined for a while.
Gallup stated that he was anxious to return to the team after being away for so long. According to Blogging The Boys, Gallup added, “So I want to be a part and help my team all the way.” I’m very anxious .”
The Cowboys have complete control over their destiny and are well placed to win the NFC East. Therefore, their main concern should be staying healthy.