Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys running back, has been struggling with a knee injury throughout the season. But the three-time Pro Bowler feels that he is getting better.
Elliott, who scored three touchdowns over the past two weeks, said to reporters that he expects to be “closely 100 percent” in the playoffs. Dallas still has two regular-season games.
“I’m very encouraged about the direction it’s going. I feel more explosive. I feel faster,” Elliott said, via Jon Machota of The Athletic.
Ezekiel Elliott on overcoming his knee issue: “I’m very encouraged about the direction it’s going. I feel more explosive. I feel faster.” He thinks he’ll be close to 100 percent by the start of the playoffs
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 29, 2021
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott on right knee: “I’m very encouraged by the direction it’s going. I feel more explosive. I can tell I feel faster. I can tell there’s more stability. …If I keep progressing, by playoffs, I think I’ll be close to 100” percent.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 29, 2021
Tony Pollard splits time with Elliott this season. However, Elliott still leads the Cowboys across all three major categories of rushing. He has rushed to the end zone 10 times, which is the third consecutive season in which he has scored double-digit rushing touchdowns.
Dallas, at 11-4, has already won the NFC East title. It is still in contention for the No. The conference will be televised live on ESPN.
They will play the Arizona Cardinals in a critical game on Saturday before they finish the regular season against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday 9