Ezekiel Elliott: Cowboys will make a point of getting the run game going on Thursday

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Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is expecting to feast on Thanksgiving.

Elliott said he believes he’s going to get a big workload on Thursday against the Raiders, and thinks that will help the offense to go.

“I think running the football has to be important to us,” Elliott said, via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. “I think it helps this offense. We’re a better football team when we can run it well. I think it will be point for us Thursday to get that run game going.”

Elliott had his season-low numbers in both carries (nine) and yards (32) in Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. Although he has played every game, Elliott hasn’t been 100 percent healthy this season but insists he can play through his knee injury.

Dak Prescott is the player who really makes the Cowboys’ offense go, but Elliott wants his share on Thanksgiving.

8 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott: Cowboys will make a point of getting the run game going on Thursday

  1. Like it. Keep hyping up the run game Zeke so my desperation pickup of Ced Wilson at WR this week will get less D attention.

  2. Elliot who has a knee injury will either be A) ineffective, B) hurt himself further or C)Both.

    Let Pollard run the ball. He’s just as good as Zeke and shows you what a waste of money it is paying an RB top dollar.

  3. “We’re going to run the ball a lot Thursday,” Elliott informed the Raiders. “You’ll want to focus especially on shutting me down if you want to win, as I’ll get most of the carries as long as I don’t fumble it away myself.”

  4. Considering how bad the passing game was without Lamb and Cooper against the Chiefs, this might be the understatement of the year.

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