Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys running back, had a difficult 2022 season. However, Mike McCarthy, the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, had a very positive comment to make about Elliott’s three-time Pro Bowler.
McCarthy spoke to the media Friday and stated that he expected Elliott to be 100 percent by 2022. McCarthy stated that Elliott ran 22 miles an hour during his workouts this week.
McCarthy replied, “I would hope so,” when McCarthy was asked if he is at 100 percent. “I looked at the GPS yesterday for the Tuesday workouts. 22 miles per hour in May is quite impressive, I have to admit. He looks amazing.
Although he played in all 17 Cowboys games in 2022, he was not given as many touches as he did the previous three seasons. While he split time with Tony Pollard, he had 284 total touches.
Elliott finished the season with 1,002 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns. He still had over 1,200 yards at the line of scrimmage for his sixth consecutive season.
Mike McCarthy when asked if Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) is 100% healthy: “I would hope so. I was looking at the GPS yesterday of the workouts Tuesday. I mean, 22 miles an hour in May is pretty damn good. So yeah, he looks great.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) May 13, 2022
Ezekiel Elliott hasn’t played as dominant a rushing player in a long time. He was the best during his three first NFL seasons. Elliott’s career-lows in yards and carries were reached in 2021.
With Tony Pollard’s rise last year, the Cowboys may be more dependent on the running game in 2022.
It will be interesting to see if Elliott benefits from this.
Next season, will Ezekiel Elliott be back in Pro Bowl form?