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21 Ezekiel Elliott RB

Dallas Cowboys

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January 4, 2021 06:48 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Scores TD in season-ending loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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 season.

December 30, 2020 04:12 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Avoids injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elliott (calf) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports

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.

December 30, 2020 04:12 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Will be limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elliott (calf) is expected to be a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

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.

December 28, 2020 12:52 AM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Tops 100 rushing yards in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

December 27, 2020 03:08 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elliott (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

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.

December 27, 2020 10:08 AM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Expected to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elliott (calf), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, is expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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.

December 25, 2020 05:04 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Officially listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elliot (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

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.

December 24, 2020 05:04 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Logs another limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elliott (calf) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

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.

December 24, 2020 11:40 AM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Limited session on tap Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Elliott (calf) will be in "limited-practice mode" Thursday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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).

December 24, 2020 11:28 AM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Officially limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elliott (calf) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

According to Gehlken, Elliott said that his injured calf feels "way better than last week," leading the running back to believe that he's "looking good" for Sunday's matchup with the Eagles. In the event that Elliott were forced to miss more time, however, Tony Pollard would stand to draw another start.

December 23, 2020 03:28 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Plans to return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elliott (calf) said he likes his chances to play in Sunday's game against the Eagles, noting that he felt "way better than last week" during Wednesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Listed as questionable last week, Elliott ultimately landed on the inactive list in a game-time decision. His optimism after Wednesday's limited practice is a good sign, but fantasy managers will still want to keep tabs on the situation over the next few days. Tony Pollard played 90 percent of offensive snaps in last week's 41-33 win over the Niners, producing 132 yards and two touchdowns from 12 carries and nine targets. Elliott had been playing about two-thirds of the snaps before he missed Week 15, averaging 15.8 carries but only 3.4 targets over his past five games, with just a single score in that stretch.

December 23, 2020 03:28 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Limited practice on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elliott (calf) will be limited at practice Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Head coach Mike McCarthy indicated Monday that Elliott has a chance to suit up Sunday against the Eagles, and the running back's looming practice participation Wednesday would appear to boost that possibility. If Elliott isn't cleared for the contest, however, Tony Pollard would be in line to head Dallas' backfield.

December 21, 2020 06:44 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: May return Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Elliott (calf) "has a chance" to suit up Sunday against the Eagles, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

Elliott focused entirely on resistance work and didn't practice last week, eventually being included among the Cowboys' inactives Week 15 against the 49ers. While the move was somewhat surprising after both national and local media reported he was in line to play, it allowed Tony Pollard to handle 52 of 58 offensive snaps en route to 18 touches for 132 yards from scrimmage and two rushing TDs. McCarthy also noted he expects Elliott to be "further along" with his bruised calf after getting the week off, so the running back's status on Wednesday's injury report will be of interest.

December 20, 2020 11:36 AM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Surprise inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elliott (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Cowboys managed Elliott's reps the last two weeks due to a bruised calf, but during the most recent one coach Mike McCarthy suggested the running back was "a little further away" than one week prior. The assessment comes as no surprise after Elliott was unable to practice at all this week, instead focusing on resistance work with the training staff. There was an expectation that he would gut out the injury, but Dallas has changed course and will give Elliott the week off. With Elliott sidelined, Tony Pollard is on pace for a large workload Week 15.

December 20, 2020 08:20 AM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Remains in line to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elliott (calf) remains questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the 49ers, but the running back remains on track to suit up in the Week 15 contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Though Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged that Elliott has been further behind in his prep for game day while managing the injury compared to last week, the 25-year-old apparently intends to play at less than 100 percent health. Given that Elliott didn't practice at any point this week, he could be in store for a smaller workload than normal, though McCarthy hasn't specifically said that will be in the cards. Most likely, Dallas will see how Elliott looks early on in the contest before deciding whether to scale back his usage in favor of top backup Tony Pollard. Elliott should be officially cleared to play when the Cowboys release their inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. ET kickoff.

December 19, 2020 10:56 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Still on track to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elliott (calf) is still on track to play Sunday despite the call-up of running back Sewo Olonilua, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

It's worth noting the last time Olonilua was elevated to the active roster in Week 9, Elliott was essentially a game-time decision, but the star back did manage to play and still saw his usual workload. Coach Mike McCarthy has continually reinforced the notion Elliott will be available in Week 15, but fantasy managers should still be actively checking his status ahead of the Sunday 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

December 18, 2020 06:32 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: On track to play, despite absences
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elliott (calf) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the 49ers, despite being listed as questionable after missing practice throughout the week, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Coach Mike McCarthy admitted earlier Friday that Elliott is a little behind where he was at the same point last week. Even so, McCarthy told Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News that "all things look like [Elliott]'s going to play" in Sunday's game against the 49ers. If anything goes wrong before the 1 p.m. ET kickoff, Tony Pollard would be in line for a huge workload in a game where the losing team won't have a realistic path to the playoffs.

December 18, 2020 02:00 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: On track to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike McCarthy said "all things look like" Elliott (calf) is going to play Sunday against the 49ers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

McCarthy also said the 25-year-old is "a little further away" than he was at this point last week, but the calf injury apparently isn't a significant concern. In last week's win over the Bengals, Elliott accrued 14 touches for 59 yards while playing a typical 63 percent of the offensive snaps. He should be in store for a relatively normal workload again Week 15.

December 17, 2020 02:04 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Withheld from Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Elliott (calf) won't practice with the team Thursday and will instead perform a workout on the side under the supervision of Dallas' training staff, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Per Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News, McCarthy relayed that the running back is "still having after effects" with his bruised calf following his appearance in the Cowboys' win over the Bengals last weekend. Listed as questionable ahead of that contest, Elliott gained clearance to play and handled a relatively normal workload, playing 63 percent of the offensive snaps and finishing with 59 total yards on 14 touches (12 carries, two receptions). Given that McCarthy didn't term Elliott's restrictions in practice as a setback, the 25-year-old is still seemingly on track to suit up Sunday against the 49ers.

December 16, 2020 08:16 PM
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Goes down as a non-participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Updating a previous report, the Cowboys officially listed Elliott (calf) as a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Prior to the session, coach Mike McCarthy told Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News that Elliott would be limited, with the Cowboys watching him to "see how he responds" from the bruised calf that he played through in Sunday's win over the Bengals. Later, Elliott was spotted doing resistance work with the team's training staff, per Gehlken. Considering he eventually was listed as a non-participant, Elliott was evidently unable to progress to individual or team drills. Elliott has two more chances to get some reps in to prove he's ready for this weekend's game against the 49ers.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultATTYDSTDRECYDSTD
1Sun 09/13@ LARL 17-20229613311
2Sun 09/20vs ATLW 40-39228916330
3Sun 09/27@ SEAL 31-38143416240
4Sun 10/04vs CLEL 38-49125408710
7Sun 10/25@ WASL 3-2512450160
8Sun 11/01@ PHIL 9-23196301100
9Sun 11/08vs PITL 19-24185102180
11Sun 11/22@ MINW 31-282110302111
12Thu 11/26vs WASL 16-4110320170
13Tue 12/08@ BALL 17-34187704180
14Sun 12/13@ CINW 30-7124802110
15Sun 12/20@ DALL 33-41000000
16Sun 12/27vs PHIW 37-171910504340
17Sun 01/03@ NYGL 19-23144213190
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2021DAL0000---0000
2020DAL15152449794.0316362
2019DAL161630113574.53312478
2018DAL151530414344.74161173
2017DAL10102429834.1307555
2016DAL151532216315.160151491
Total7171141363844.5604637359
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2021DAL0000---00000
2020DAL1515523386.51920020
2019DAL1616544207.82723021
2018DAL1515775677.43834022
2017DAL10102626910.3722516
2016DAL15153236311.38313111
Total717124119578.1831015280
 
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Height/Weight:
6-0/228
Birthdate:
07/22/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Alton, IL
School:
Ohio State
NFL Experience:
6
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