Ezekiel Elliott seems to be returning to the Dallas Cowboys.
Elliott missed Dallas’s last two games due to a sore MCL. Although there was hope that Elliott could play last weekend against Green Bay with a sprained MCL, the Cowboys kept him out of it to be prudent.
Elliott addressed reporters on Thursday and stated that he was “very optimistic” about Sunday’s match against the Minnesota Vikings. If he does, he will wear a brace.
“Barring any setbacks the next couple of days, I’m feeling good…I think I’m in a good spot,” Elliott said, via ESPN’s Ed Werder.
#Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is expecting to return vs #Vikings after missing two games with hyperextended knee. “I’m definitely very optimistic about this week. Barring any setbacks the next couple of days, I’m feeling good…I think I’m in a good spot.” Will wear brace. pic.twitter.com/F8BzpVZhGN
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) November 17, 2022
Elliott has run for 443 yards on seven occasions this season and scored four touchdowns on just 109 carries.
Tony Pollard has been a tremendous replacement for Elliott, scoring four touchdowns and posting back-toback 100 yard runs. But Jerry Jones , Cowboys owner, has made it clear Elliott will be the RB1 upon his return.
It is most likely that it will be this weekend.