Cowboys consider resting Ezekiel Elliott for his knee

Sources in Dallas don’t think sending to reserve list is necessary for Ezekiel Elliott

The Dallas Cowboys will consider giving running back Ezekiel Elliott some time off to recover from the knee injury he’s dealing with, including keeping him out of the game next Thursday night at New orleanssaid a source to ESPN.

The source doesn’t think placing Elliott on injured reserve is a consideration at this time.

Ezekiel Elliott he has always downplayed the importance of his injury. When asked last week if he had talked to coaches about taking time off, Elliott stressed that it wasn’t necessary.

“It’s American football,” he explained. “You hurt yourself. You’re not going to be 100 percent. I’m tough. You have to play.”

However, in a conference call on Friday, the coach Mike mccarthy admitted his concern for Elliott.

“It’s that time of year (season closing),” he warned McCarthy. “Zeke’s racing style is fierce. Hit and take a few hits. We need to evaluate that, and this week we will see how the preparation goes with him. “

The Cowboys they have lost three of their last four games, and Elliott’s run total has dropped in each of the past four weeks, from 51 to 41 to 32 to 25 yards against the Las Vegas Raiders.

After Thursday’s 36-33 overtime loss to the Raiders, the owner of the Cowboys, Jerry jones, emphasized that Elliott is limited and that the coaches planned the game looking to establish the 25-play running game for Tony Pollard.

The Cowboys they averaged 152 rushing yards per game and nearly 5 yards per attempt through Week 8. That dropped to 84.5 yards per game and 3.8 yards per rush in the last four games.