The Dallas Cowboys could change up their strategy after all when it comes to Ezekiel Elliott.
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Cowboys could give Elliott time off to heal up his lingering knee injury. That would including possibly sitting out the Pro Bowl running back for next week’s game versus the New Orleans Saints.
“Source: Cowboys will consider providing running back Ezekiel Elliott time off to heal from the knee injury he’s been managing, including the possibility of holding him out of next Thursday night’s game in New Orleans, according to a source,” says Werder. “IR not believed a consideration.”
Elliott has dealt with the knee injury throughout the 2021 season, but re-aggravated the injury last Sunday versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite the injury persisting — and only a four-year recovery period — Elliott played through the ailment in the Cowboys’ loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving day.
However, it was clear that Elliott wasn’t at full strength. Not only did backup running back Tony Pollard outpace in Elliott in total carries — 10 carries to Elliott’s nine — he almost had as many total offensive touches as the starting running back (14 touches to Elliott’s 15 for the game).
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