The Dallas Cowboys are looking at their options for healing the injured knee of Ezekiel Elliott . ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Cowboys may consider sitting Elliott to heal his injured knee.
The source says that they don’t believe Dallas will put their star running back on the injured reserve. Elliott repeatedly downplayed his injury for weeks. The Cowboys are considering putting Elliott down. This makes it seem that his injury is more serious than he thinks.
While he has been recovering from a knee injury, his elite rushing production has fallen over the last four weeks. He rushed for 51 yards against the Broncos, 41 against the Falcons, 32 against the Chiefs, and 25 yards against the Raiders.
CBS reported that Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game between the Cowboys and Raiders was the most-watched regular season game since 1990. According to CBS, the game attracted an estimated 38.5 million viewers.
It’s not surprising that the game received high ratings. After finishing their Thanksgiving smorgasbords, most people were at home watching football with family. It was an amazing game, with many great plays. Tony Pollard’s 100 yard kick return for touchdown and the referee faceplanting down sideline were just a few examples.
Both quarterbacks threw for more than 360 yards passing and both teams made some big plays. The 36-33 Thanksgiving Dayovertime thriller was what people wanted, with no penalties.
Dallas will be teeing it up next Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on FOX. Next, the Raiders will face off against the Washington Football Team at 4:05 PM EST.