Ezekiel Elliot works really hard to keep his title as Dallas Cowboys running back whether he is injured or not. Elliott stated to reporters that they would have to drag him off the field.
Elliott suffered what was believed to be a bone fracture in his knee during Dallas’ Oct. 3 win over Carolina. After last week’s victory at New Orleans, Elliott received an MRI and was able to correct the diagnosis.
Elliott stated that “it just showed it’s improving and it’s getting better. “Playing on it is not going to make it worse.”
Since the injury Elliott has only once eclipsed 100 yards in a single game. That was against the Giants. The significant decline in his numbers was due to increased usage of Tony Pollard (backup RB), who is currently battling a foot injury.
Zeke may be able to perform better in Sunday’s Washington road match, given that the Cowboys’ mini bye week allowed Zeke the chance to rest his knee.
“I probably slept more than I’ve slept for a very long time. It just felt good getting some rest, getting that body back,” Elliott said Wednesday, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “Just stayed around the house. Went to see my PT. Other than that, sleep and movies.”
Current Weather Forecast Week 14 calls for cooler temperatures at FedEx Field. This would mean a 25-degree drop in temperature from afternoon to night. This won’t be the AT&T Stadium atmosphere.
Elliott spoke about the difficulty of overcoming an injury in unfavorable conditions. This doesn’t seem like a huge challenge for the 26-year old.
He said that although it is a bit harder to warm up outside, the outdoor games have heated benches which makes it a little more comfortable on the sidelines. via the team website. It might be stiff at first, but it will get warmer as the game progresses.
Elliott ran 22 carries for 77 yards last season against Washington, which was a combined total of 77 yards. With the Football Team allowing just 91.3 yards of rushing per game in 2021 (the third-best NFL mark), Elliott could be again having to deal with tough times.
Tony Pollard suffered a foot injury in Week 13. This happened during his explosive 58-yard touchdown scamper. Pollard did not practice Wednesday and will only be available for limited training on Thursday.
Like on Wednesday, Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) began practice on stationary bike before joining teammates for on-field drills. RB Tony Pollard (foot sprain) only rehabbed during media window. Pollard in pads, though, so maybe a chance he practices in limited fashion. pic.twitter.com/FQ6jN46waE
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 9, 2021
Although he’s likely to be given a questionable tag in Sunday’s divisional match, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy maintained an optimistic attitude, saying that Pollard is on track to suit up in Landover
If Pollard is unable to go, Corey Clement would be the No. Elliott would be the 2nd. Ito Smith and JaQuan Hardy are also members of the club’s practice squad.