Ezekiel Elliott, the Dallas Cowboys’ star running back, is currently in uncertain health. The Ohio State product has been recovering from a knee injury over the past few weeks.
According to a recent report by ESPN, Elliott may be resting in the Cowboys’ upcoming game at New Orleans. This will allow Elliott to take a short week off to rest his knee, and then get ready for the Cowboys next game against the Washington Football Team.
Elliott ran nine times for 25 yards on Thanksgiving against the Las Vegas Raiders. Elliott says that he doesn’t need any more time than a bye week.
Elliott stated that he doesn’t plan to take any time off from his right knee injury and that he expects it will get better. He also clarified that no one had asked him to rest it per Jon Machota.
“I have been struggling with it for nearly two months. It has improved. It can get stiff, but there are other methods I have to do that on the sideline,” Elliott stated, citing heating wrap as one method. He clarified that he has not been forced to take it easy or rest it by the Cowboys’ coaches and said “noone has ever brought it up to you.”
Mike McCarthy, the head coach, addressed Elliott’s situation and the possibility of him sitting as the star for another week.
“I haven’t seen Zeke since Thursday so we’ll just go through normal process,” McCarthy stated via Jon Machota. “We are still working on this COVID situation as to how we will play Thursday.
“It’s that season of the year,” McCarthy stated via ESPN. “Zeke is an athletic runner. He is a hard worker and takes a lot of hits. That needs to be evaluated, and we’ll find out what his preparation looks like this week.
Through the Cowboys’ first eleven games, Elliott had a productive season, running for 720 yards on 160 runs and eight touchdowns. Elliott has also racked up 38 receptions, 228 receiving yards, and a touchdown. For the Cowboys sake, Elliott hasn’t missed a Cowboys game because of injury. This is something that haunted Elliott in previous seasons.