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Report: Cowboys prepare to be without Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott’s hamstring could limit or keep him out for Week 9

Running back Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on as Rodney McLeod #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with Avonte Maddox #29 in the background after McLeod ran back a fumble for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on November 01, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 23-9. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Saturday update: The Cowboys have activated fullback Sewo Olonilua as they could be without Ezekiel Elliott. At this point it is worth grabbing Tony Pollard in fantasy if you need him, even in a tough matchup.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has a hamstring injury that has limited him this week. His offensive coordinator Kellen Moore sounded iffy on his ability to be a full go, saying it’s a “wait-and-see thing” on how much Elliott can do Sunday vs. the Steelers, per Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken.

It appears the Cowboys will make a definitive call on his status after warming up on Sunday. They want to see if he can get his hamstring stretched out and fully ready to go. If he can’t go, Tony Pollard would take his lead back work. The matchup for whoever plays, is not a great one, as the Steelers have mostly been stout against the run.

Elliott, even in good matchups has underperformed, as he’s yet to reach 100 yards in a game, but his prospects have taken a big hit with Dak Prescott out. Over the last three games with Prescott sidelined, Elliott hasn’t scored a touchdown or surpassed 80 total yards.