The Dallas Cowboys made a roster change that almost certainly reveals what their plans are with star running back Ezekiel Elliott this weekend against the Chicago Bears.
Elliott sustained a right knee injury in the win over Detroit last week and is listed as doubtful this week. According to , a Saturday report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys have added running back Malik Davis to their active roster.
Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner, has suggested that Elliott be rested before the team’s bye Nov. 6.
“It had everything to do with how we’re doing this weekend with this bye coming up,” Jones said Friday morning on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan. “I’m not so sure we’d have done it this way had we not had the bye. This just gives too good an opportunity if we don’t use him.
“We’ll see how he’s responding as the week goes on but if we don’t use him, it’s just too great a time to get him in top shape.”
Davis, a rookie, was not drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft. He signed with Dallas following the event.
After training camp and preseason, he was not selected for the 53-man roster. Instead, he signed with the Dallas practice squad. He has only appeared in one NFL match, the game against Detroit last weekend. He was only a member of special teams.
After being promoted to the Detroit game because of an injury to Rico Dowdle, Davis was placed back on Monday’s practice squad.
Before entering the NFL, Davis spent five years at Florida. Davis ran 284 times, for 1,470 yards and eight touchdowns. He also added 70 catches for 726 yard and two touchdowns.
At 5-foot-10 and 205 pounds, he’s a bit lighter than his counterparts, but his pass-catching abilities should make him a great option for Dallas.