Elliott ran 22 times for 125 yards and caught his only target for a two-yard loss in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Packers.
Getting his first taste of postseason action, Elliott gashed the Packers defense for 5.7 yards per carry while recording a modest long gain of 22 yards. The opposition stiffened at times, but the Cowboys remained interested in running the ball and Elliott had a very impactful game, although his team came up just short in the end. After leading the NFL in rushing, scoring 15 touchdowns and earning a Pro-Bowl appearance in his rookie campaign, the young running back's arrow is pointing straight up heading into 2017.
Elliott was involved in a minor two-car accident Wednesday morning with no injuries reported, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.
Elliott figures to remain at full health heading into the Cowboys' divisional matchup against the Packers on Sunday, having avoided any sort of injury in the minor scare. The Packers' defense held the Giants' running backs in check last week as they were forced to play from behind for most of the game, but the Cowboys' offensive line is slated to provide Elliott with plenty of opportunities to excel in his first career playoff game.
Elliott isn't expect to log more than a series or two during Sunday's game at Philadelphia, Sal Paolantonio of ESPN reports.
Elliott helped drive the Cowboys to the No. 1 seed in the NFC with his exploits on the ground, but he'll have just a few opportunities, at best, to cap the season on a high note. Once head coach Jason Garrett pulls his stud rookie, the RB picture is clouded by the illness that held McFadden out of practice Friday. If McFadden is hindered or ruled inactive, Alfred Morris would be in line for his first touches since Week 14.
Elliott will start Sunday's contest at Philadelphia, but his snap count may be limited, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Cowboys have secured the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, so holding out or minimizing the potential for injury to one of their key players is a prudent one. If (or when) Elliott is removed from the game, Darren McFadden is slated to receive most of the touches out of the backfield.
Elliott carried 12 times for 80 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Monday's game against the Lions. He also caught his only target for an additional 12 yards in the 42-21 win.
Elliott saw his touches limited as the Cowboys ran away with it in the second half, but he was able to do his damage with an explosive 55-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and plowed in from one yard out for his second score early in the third. The rookie now sits 179 yards away from Eric Dickerson's rookie rushing record, but the team clearly has bigger things in mind heading into the postseason, as Darren McFadden was handed a season-high 14 carries. As such, Elliott should once again draw the start in Week 17 against the Eagles, but his workload could be limited if the team jumps ahead on the scoreboard.
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