FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys operating back Ezekiel Elliott is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears for the reason that of a hyperextended appropriate knee.
Elliott did not participate in Friday’s walkthrough just after sitting out practice Wednesday and Thursday to go via resistance instruction and rehab.
“The only likelihood he would have to play is if he keeps going on the appropriate [path] that he truly has been going,” coach Mike McCarthy stated. “I imply he’s carrying out a lot far better than we anticipated. But if he practices tomorrow, then he’d have a likelihood of playing.”
Speaking on 105.three The Fan, Cowboys owner and common manager Jerry Jones seemed to indicate that Elliott would not play but did not totally rule him out ahead of the team’s bye subsequent week.
“I’m not so positive we’d have carried out it this way had we not had the bye. This just provides as well superior of an chance if we never use Zeke,” Jones stated. “And we’ll see how he is responding as the week goes along, but if we never use him, this is just as well fantastic of a time to get him in leading shape.”
Elliott played most of final year with a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his appropriate knee that restricted his effectiveness, but he did not miss a game. Elliott, who took a helmet to the knee in final week’s win more than the Detroit Lions, has missed just a single game in his profession for the reason that of injury.
Without Elliott, Tony Pollard would take more than as the lead operating back with the Cowboys calling up Malik Davis and Qadree Ollison from the practice squad as reserves.
“I feel he’ll do outstanding and I’m anxious to see,” Jones stated of Pollard on 105.three The Fan. “My vision of Pollard is that he can run all day. I never know that I’ve ever noticed him get tired. So he’s got durability in terms of his capability to carry that load.”
Linebacker Micah Parsons is anticipated to play Sunday just after getting listed as questionable and a restricted participant for a second straight day with a shoulder strain. Defensive finish Sam Williams (knee) is also questionable he was a restricted participant Friday just after not practicing Thursday.
Safety Malik Hooker (hamstring), appropriate tackle Terence Steele (neck), tight finish Dalton Schultz (knee) and wide receiver Noah Brown (foot) are also questionable, even though Hooker and Brown may be longer shots to play.