Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Tue 11/23/21 4:36 PM

Elliott (knee) was listed as a full participant Tuesday on Dallas' practice report, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Though Dallas merely held a light workout Tuesday that head coach Mike McCarthy described as a "run-through," Elliott apparently would have taken full reps if the Cowboys held a more traditional practice session. Elliott's activity seemingly clears up any concern about his status for the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game against the Raiders, and the running back himself relayed Tuesday that his right knee has shown improvement since he aggravated a lingering bone bruise in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, per Jon Machota of The Athletic. Though Elliott doesn't plan to rest for any games while he manages the injury, the Cowboys could look to scale back his workloads to some degree, especially while No. 2 back Tony Pollard continues to excel with his opportunities.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Mon 11/22/21 5:19 PM

The Cowboys listed Elliott as a limited participant on Monday's estimated practice report with a knee injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Though Dallas didn't hold an official practice as it begins Week 12 prep, the team's estimation of Elliott as a limited participant is a reassuring sign of his chances of being ready to go by the time Thursday's game against the Raiders arrives. Elliott's knee injury -- which he sustained in the first half of Sunday's 19-9 loss when his leg got caught under a Chiefs defender -- is believed to be an aggravation of the one he initially picked up in the Cowboys' Week 9 loss to Denver. Even if Elliott is able to show enough improvement to avoid taking an injury designation into the Thanksgiving Day matchup, it's possible the Dallas coaching staff looks to monitor his workload and have No. 2 back Tony Pollard take on a more pronounced role in the game plan.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Sun 11/21/21 11:17 PM

Elliott carried the ball nine times for 32 yards and caught all six of his targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 19-9 loss to Kansas City, but he briefly left the game with a lower-body injury, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
While he tied for the team lead in receptions, Tony Pollard led the team in rushing yards and Elliott left the game after getting his leg trapped under a tackler along the sidelines in the first half. He was able to return to action, however, and Zeke didn't seem concerned about the injury affecting his availability for a Thanksgiving Day clash with the Raiders, per Machota. "Just the same knee, the same knee injury I've been dealing with. It's feeling better, but I rolled up on it, and kind of hurt it. Overall, it's definitely getting better," Elliott said after the game. With Amari Cooper (COVID-19) already ruled out for Thursday and CeeDee Lamb suffering a concussion in Sunday's loss, Dallas can ill afford to lose their star running back as well.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Sun 11/14/21 4:07 PM

Elliott rushed 14 times for 41 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 43-3 win over the Falcons. He also caught all three of his targets for 15 yards, ran in a two-point conversion, threw a four-yard pass and lost a fumble.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott was a key contributor in Dallas' dominant second quarter, during which the Cowboys outscored the Falcons 29-0. He powered in touchdowns from one and two yards out and also ran in a two-point conversion, demonstrating his short-yardage prowess. Elliott's up to seven rushing touchdowns this season, and he has now produced at least eight scrimmage touchdowns in each of his first six NFL campaigns. He'll have a favorable Week 11 matchup next in what should be a high-scoring battle with the Chiefs.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Fri 11/12/21 4:25 PM

Elliott (knee) has been removed from the injury report for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott briefly exited the Week 9 loss to Denver with a knee bruise, but it ultimately was a blowout loss that seemed to be the bigger factor in his season-low 53 percent snap share. His ability to practice this week and shed the injury designation suggests Elliott will return to his usual role against a subpar Atlanta defense.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Thu 11/11/21 4:54 PM

Elliott (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Though Elliott's reps were capped for the second day in a row while he tends to a bruised right knee, the Cowboys haven't suggested that his availability for Sunday's game against the Falcons is in any question. Even so, Elliott may need to upgrade to full participation Friday to avoid carrying an injury designation into the weekend.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Wed 11/10/21 4:20 PM

Elliott (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
In the Cowboys' Week 9 loss to the Broncos, Elliott exited the contest for a spell due to a bruised right knee. The result was a season-low snap share (53 percent) and carry count (11), but he still managed 76 yards from scrimmage with the benefit of three catches. Reserve running back Tony Pollard didn't benefit with Elliott hobbled -- five touches for 43 total yards -- as the Cowboys were pass happy in the second half in an attempt to erase a huge deficit. In any case, Elliott continues to tend to the knee injury, meaning his status is one to monitor as the week progresses.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Sun 11/7/21 5:01 PM

Elliott recorded 10 rushes for 51 yards and a two-point conversion in Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Broncos. He added three receptions for 25 yards.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott dealt with a contusion to his right knee during the game. The Cowboys also sported a significant deficit throughout the afternoon, which limited him to only four rushes and one reception in the second half. Even so, Elliott did manage to rip off gains of 21, 11 and 10 yards to make good use of his limited opportunity. Assuming he's fully healthy, Elliott should return to a significant workload in Week 10 against Atlanta, though his practice participation leading up to the game will be worth monitoring.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Sun 11/7/21 2:59 PM

Elliott, who left Sunday's game against the Broncos with a right knee contusion, was subsequently able to return to the contest, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Good news for the Cowboys, but at a minimum, we'd expect Elliott's name to appear on the team's injury report ahead of next Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Sun 11/7/21 2:51 PM

Elliott was forced out of Sunday's game against the Broncos with a right knee contusion, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Prior to his exit from the contest, Elliott had carried six times for 27 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards. Next up for the Cowboys' carries in his absence is Tony Pollard.