Ezekiel Elliott Injury Update is Major Relief for Cowboys

The latest Ezekiel Elliott injury update is major relief for the Dallas Cowboys ahead of Week 5.
The latest Ezekiel Elliott injury update is major relief for the Dallas Cowboys ahead of Week 5. / Richard Rodriguez/GettyImages

The Dallas Cowboys were given a scare on Wednesday when running back Ezekiel Elliott missed practice due to a knee injury. Fortunately, "America's Team" received much better news on Thursday.

Elliott returned to practice on Thursday, allowing the Cowboys and their fans to breathe a sigh of relief. The 26-year-old was a participant in individual drills, so it's possible that his status could be up in the air ahead of Sunday's matchup against the New York Giants. Still, it's better that he's practicing in some capacity rather than not at all.

Ezekiel Elliott Injury Update

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy also told reporters that Elliott's team drills status will be determined by how he does with the individual ones. In other words, the team's No. 1 rusher isn't out of the woods just yet.

After a slow start to the 2021 NFL season that saw him record 136 total yards from scrimmage and one touchdown through Dallas' first two games, Elliott has been on fire as of late. He's rushed for 238 yards and three TDs on 37 attempts over the past two weeks while also catching four balls for another 21 yards.

Elliott's rushing resurgence has helped the Cowboys offense become even more potent over the past two games. After scoring 49 points in the first two games, Dallas has scored 77 over the last pair of contests.

If Elliott is healthy for Sunday, he'll be rushing against a Giants defense that has surrendered 170 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground last week to the New Orleans Saints. With how dangerous Dallas' offense has looked, the sixth-year RB could be in for a big day.

The Cowboys are 7-point favorites over the Giants ahead of their Week 5 matchup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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