Ezekiel Elliott won’t blame knee for low production, but “it’ll be good to get a break” before Week 14

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Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has resisted any suggestion that he take some time off to rest his ailing knee, but Thursday night’s game was another reminder of why others have suggested it.

Elliott ran 13 times for 45 yards, which marked his fourth straight game of less than 50 rushing yards while being held under four yards per carry. Elliott remained steadfast when it came to finding other reasons to explain his low production.

Elliott said “it was a little tough” going against the Saints because they “have a good front” and the team did have a hard time getting going on the ground outside of Tony Pollard‘s 58-yard touchdown run, but Elliott was willing to admit that extended time off before facing Washington should be a positive on the health front.

“It’ll be good to get a break,” Elliott said, via the team’s official website.

The Cowboys could use improvement in multiple areas on offense, so the break could be a productive one on several fronts.

5 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott won’t blame knee for low production, but “it’ll be good to get a break” before Week 14

  1. That knee isn’t the issue. Pollard has been electric all year and you run for two yards into traffic every play. You’re playing ahead of Pollard due to your contract. If you were up for a contract this year instead of already having the big fat one, they’d be saying sayonara to you. But Jerruh can’t admit mistakes so he’ll keep making sure you trot out there.

  2. Cowboy fans been through this before… yall want pollard until he has to start. Same with Jones/Barber. JONES was fast until he started and the defense made him one dimensional because he was small. Same with pollard. Teams prepare for zeke and his style which opens the doors to Pollard style.
    Zeke is the better blocker. Way better blocker than pollard would ever be…

  3. That pain in his knee is also accompanied by a pain in his neck. That neck pain is named Tony Pollard. Must be tough for an athlete like Zeke to come to the realization that he isn’t the best running back on his team

  4. But Dr. Jurrah Jones said you’re perfectly healthy and would “carry a serious load” last night against the Saints.

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