Running back Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys will miss back-to-back games for the first time in his NFL career due to an injury.
Elliott was still regarded as iffy until just before start.
When he took a helmet directly to the knee while being tackled in the Week 7 game against the Detroit Lions, the No. 1 RB sustained a knee sprain. Elliott participated in practice the entire week (although wearing a knee brace), so it seemed possible for him to play on Sunday.
Week 9 is the Dallas Cowboys’ bye week; when they return to the field in Week 10, they will play the Green Bay Packers. Dallas is hoping that the time off will enable them to improve their health, so the bye week came at a good time. Ezekiel Elliott, the team’s running back, has been injured with a knee sprain and will miss their game in Week 8. According to Jori Epstein of Yahoo Sports, team owner Jerry Jones stated on Friday that he anticipates Zeke to return against Green Bay in Week 10.
Running back Ezekiel Elliott suffered a knee injury against the Detroit Lions, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated on 105.3 The Fan that he anticipates Elliott will play against the Green Bay Packers in week 10 after recovering.
With quarterback Dak Prescott at the helm, the Cowboys’ offense is continuing to click, and his return will be greatly appreciated. An effective run game will also help him and the team rank among the league’s top offenses.