Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Sat 10/9/21 11:35 PM

Elliott (knee), currently listed as questionable, is expected to play in Sunday's matchup against the Giants, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott logged two limited practices to close the week, which led to optimism that he will be active for Sunday's game. While that still isn't official, all signs seemingly point to Elliott leading the Cowboys' backfield against the Giants. Elliott is coming off of a strong Week 4 performance, during which he posted a season-best 20 rush attempts and 143 rushing yards.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Fri 10/8/21 3:34 PM

Elliott (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott closed out the week with back-to-back limited practices after sitting out Wednesday's session. He never sounded especially worried about his knee, noting Wednesday that he'd be able to play through any pain or discomfort. That still seems likely to be the case, but Zeke's fantasy managers would nonetheless be wise to look for confirmation ahead of the Cowboys' 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Fri 10/8/21 11:53 AM

Elliott (knee) came out of Thursday's practice fine and is expected to play Sunday against the Giants, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
EDGE Analysis
The 26-year-old received the day off Wednesday due to some tightness in his knee, but he practiced as a limited participant Thursday and had no issues, per head coach Mike McCarthy. It's unclear if Elliott will officially avoid an injury designation for Sunday's contest, but his availability doesn't appear to be in question.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Thu 10/7/21 4:14 PM

Elliott (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
After getting the day off Wednesday due to tightness in his knee, Elliott was back on the field Thursday, getting in some resistance work before moving on to individual drills, per Jon Machota of The Athletic. Considering his 'limited' standing, that was likely the extent of Elliott's activity, but he'll have one more session this week to potentially bump up to full. In any case, he appears to be trending in the right direction to play Sunday against the Giants, which could be confirmed as soon as Friday.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Thu 10/7/21 1:21 PM

Elliott (knee) did resistance training before taking part in individual drills at Thursday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott is tending to some tightness in his knee this week, which caused him to sit out Wednesday. No matter, he expected to return Thursday, which has come to pass, and suit up Sunday against the Giants. The Cowboys will reveal Elliott's activity level later Thursday.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Wed 10/6/21 2:59 PM

Elliott will miss Wednesday's practice due to discomfort in his knee, but he plans to return Thursday and play in Sunday's game against the Giants, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott certainly looked healthy in Sunday's win over Carolina, taking 20 carries for 143 yards and a touchdown. Tony Pollard also got double-digit touches, but that's been the norm recently even when Elliott has been healthy and productive. With their defense playing better and Michael Gallup (calf) on IR, the Cowboys have featured a balanced offense in which Elliott is averaging 16.0 carries per game and Pollard is taking 9.3. It is possible Pollard sees more work if Elliott has to play through pain in Week 5, though there doesn't seem to be much concern about a possible absence at this point.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Sun 10/3/21 5:09 PM

Elliott rushed the ball 20 times for 143 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Panthers.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott was impressive throughout the game, as he logged four rushes of 10 or more yards on his was to averaging 7.2 yards per carry. His longest attempt of the day went for 47 yards, which set up a six-yard touchdown for Dalton Schultz one play later. Elliott also scored a touchdown of his own, diving into the end zone from one yard away midway through the first quarter. After a lackluster Week 1 performance against the Buccaneers, Elliott has reached pay dirt in each of his last three games while racking up 309 rushing yards.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Mon 9/27/21 11:28 PM

Elliott rushed 17 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 41-21 win over the Eagles. He also caught all three of his targets for 21 yards.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott enjoyed his best game of the young season, starting Monday's contest by converting a one-yard plunge into the end zone on the Cowboys' first drive. He then had a touchdown catch reversed and marked inches short of the goal line a couple series afterward, but Elliott would get that second score back by powering in on a three-yard rush in the second quarter. With Dallas' offensive line dominating up front, Elliott was consistently able to move the sticks, building on last week's improvement from his quiet season opener. With momentum on his side, Elliott will now turn his attention toward a Week 4 matchup against the Panthers' top-ranked defense.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Sun 9/19/21 9:32 PM

Elliott carried the ball 16 times for 71 yards and a touchdown and caught both his targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Chargers.
EDGE Analysis
After being held in check by the Bucs in Week 1, Elliott found a lot more running room in Los Angeles and punched home his first score of the year from the five-yard line late in the first quarter. Even so, he was overshadowed in his own backfield by Tony Pollard, who turned 16 touches into 140 scrimmage yards and a TD of his own. Elliott is still the clear No. 1 running back for the Cowboys, but Pollard could continue to cut into his workload in Week 3's home tilt against the Eagles.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Fri 9/10/21 12:37 AM

Elliott rushed 11 times for 33 yards and brought in both targets for six yards in the Cowboys' 31-29 loss to the Buccaneers on Thursday night.
EDGE Analysis
The modest rushing volume and production both carry a fairly sizable asterisk, considering the caliber of defensive front the Cowboys were facing and the fact game flow ended up tilting heavily toward the air attack despite the score being relatively close, at minimum, throughout. Elliott did look like a more motivated and explosive version of himself than the seemingly disinterested back he appeared to be at times down the stretch in 2020, and both Cowboys fans and fantasy managers will hope for a much more robust role in a Week 2 road matchup against the Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 19.