Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Sun 1/3/21 4:35 PM

Elliott carried 14 times for 42 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions (on four yards) for 19 yards during Sunday's 23-19 loss to the Giants.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott, who was in and out of the game with apparent minor leg issues, averaged just 3.0 yards per carry against a solid defensive front. He generated fantasy utility with his first rushing touchdown since Week 5 and a handful of receptions, but this production was still less than what we've come to expect from him in previous seasons. Dramatically affected by injuries all over the Dallas offense, Elliott finishes the season with career lows in total touchdowns (eight) as well as rushing yards (979), and he's a prime candidate for a bounce-back 2021-22 season.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Wed 12/30/20 3:46 PM

Elliott (calf) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports
EDGE Analysis
Earlier Wednesday, there was an expectation that Elliott would be limited, as he has been for the previous three weeks while managing a bruised calf. According to Jon Machota of The Athletic, Elliott kicked off practice Wednesday by doing some resistance training on the side, seemingly backing up that assumption that he would be limited. However, Elliott managed to do enough to avoid the first practice report of Week 17 entirely. With his health seemingly not a concern, Elliott appears set to handle his typical workload of roughly 20 touches per game Sunday against the Giants.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Wed 12/30/20 11:46 AM

Elliott (calf) is expected to be a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
The report notes that Elliott, who has managed a calf issue for the past few weeks, is expected to play Sunday against the Giants. In the Cowboys' 37-17 win over the Eagles in Week 16, Elliott delivered one of his better performances of the season, carrying 19 times for 105 yards while catching all four of his targets for 34 yards.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Sun 12/27/20 11:37 PM

Elliott carried the ball 19 times for 105 yards and caught all four of his targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 37-17 win over the Eagles.
EDGE Analysis
His afternoon could have been even more productive, but the fifth-year back was ruled down just short of the goal line on a three-yard run in the second quarter on a play that might have been overturned had coach Mike McCarthy thrown the challenge flag. Elliott still wound up topping 100 rushing yards for only the second time in 2020, and he looked re-energized after sitting out last week's game due to a calf issue. Elliott will look to keep rolling in Week 17, with a possible NFC East title on the line against a Giants defense he gashed for 91 yards and two TDs back in Week 5 -- the last rushing touchdowns he's scored to date.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Sun 12/27/20 3:05 PM

Elliott (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
EDGE Analysis
After taking off one game to rest a bruised calf, Elliott is back in the lineup, as expected. His workload remains to be seen, though, after Tony Pollard ripped off 132 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns Week 15 versus the 49ers. There's a chance Elliott yields some reps to Pollard, meaning the former could fall short of his 19.7 touches per game this season.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Sat 12/26/20 7:44 PM

Elliott (calf) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Eagles, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott is on track to return to the lineup after missing last week's win over the 49ers. Tony Pollard shined in his absence, generating 132 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns. It's possible that Pollard handles a few more reps after proving himself last week, but Elliott should still be the lead back if he's, indeed, in the lineup.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Fri 12/25/20 4:14 PM

Elliot (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott was a limited practice participant Wednesday and Thursday, before the Cowboys took Friday off. He said Wednesday that he was "looking good" to return for Sunday's game, but we won't necessarily have confirmation before the Cowboys release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. Tony Pollard filled in for Elliott last week, playing 90 percent of offensive snaps en route to 132 total yards and two touchdowns.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Thu 12/24/20 5:02 PM

Elliott (calf) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
During the open part of Thursday's session, Elliott was spotted doing resistance work with the Cowboys' training staff, which has been the norm for the running back of late. He proceeded to back up coach Mike McCarthy's assertion from earlier Thursday that Elliot was slated to be in "limited-practice mode," per Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News. Elliott has mentioned this week that his bruised calf is "way better than last week," but because of the cap placed on his practice reps so far, he may have a few more hurdles to pass before Dallas deems him able to suit up Sunday against the Eagles.

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Thu 12/24/20 11:36 AM

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Elliott (calf) will be in "limited-practice mode" Thursday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Assuming the Cowboys' official practice report matches McCarthy's comments, Elliott will be listed as a limited participant for the second day in a row. After sitting out the Cowboys' Week 15 win over the 49ers, Elliott said that his bruised calf is feeling much better this week, leaving him optimistic that he'll be ready to go for Sunday's game against the Eagles. If active for the contest, Elliott should step back into his usual starting role, though the gap in the distribution of the snaps and touches between him and Tony Pollard could become more narrow after Pollard shined as the lead back Week 15 (12 carries for 69 yards and two touchdowns, six receptions for 63 yards on nine targets).

Ezekiel Elliott
RB DAL (9)
Wed 12/23/20 4:37 PM

Elliott (calf) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Elliott said that his bruised calf feels "way better than last week," per Gehlken, and he also said that he's "looking good" for Sunday's upcoming divisional matchup against the Eagles. The 25-year-old missed last weekend's win over the 49ers due to his lingering injury, but it would appear that he's trending in the right direction for Week 16. In the event that Elliott were forced to miss more time, however, Tony Pollard would stand to draw another start.