Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys runningback, was injured in the Dallas Cowboys’ Week 8 game.
Elliott was able to take a rest week 9 as the Cowboys took a break. He seems to have enjoyed his days off.
Clarence Hill from the Fort Worth Star Telegram reported that Elliott’s knee swelling has subsided and that he hopes to play against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
The question of when Elliott will officially return to practice is still up in the air. He was not at work Monday.
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott told me his knee is better than last week. He said the swelling has gone down. He hopes to play this week but doesn't know when he will return to practice. Elliott said he will wear a brace on his knee if he does return
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) November 7, 2022
Tony Pollard, Zeke’s replacement, ran wild against Chicago Bears. He ran for 131 yards and three touchdowns with only 14 carries.
Despite Pollard’s performance and outcry from others to give Pollard more time, Jerry Jones Cowboys owner has been positive that Elliott will continue to be the primary ballcarrier once he returns.
“I think Tony answered, visibly, what most thought and that is that he’s an outstanding weapon to win football games with, to be trite,” Jones told the Dallas Morning News last week. “He can do it and he can do it at this level, consistently. But, yes I expect Zeke back against Green Bay.”
This season, Elliott has rushed 443 yards and four touchdowns in 109 carries.