Friday update: The Cowboys have listed Elliott as questionable for Week 16.
Thursday PM update: Elliott got in another limited practice on Thursday.
Thursday AM update: Elliott spoke to the media on Wednesday and said he is on track to play this Sunday.
“I feel way better than I did last week,” he said. “Obviously with the rest [last] weekend, it’s got me feeling better. I actually got out there a little bit at practice this week, ran around in team drills, so I mean it’s definitely making the right steps to be ready for Sunday.”
Dallas Cowboys starting running back Ezekiel Elliott was a limited participant at practice on Wednesday, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. Elliott was a late scratch in last week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a calf injury.
Second-year running back Tony Pollard started in place of Elliott and had a tremendous performance. He produced 69 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns. Pollard was also a factor in the receiving game with six receptions (nine targets) for 63 yards.
This season has not gone to plan for Elliott, who last scored a rushing touchdown in Week 5 against the New York Giants. In Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals, where he almost split carries with Pollard, Elliott had 48 yards on 12 carries and two receptions (three targets) on 11 yards.
As we see throughout the league, calf, ankle, and quad injuries are tough gauge because of their severity. If Elliott can go through a full practice on Thursday, then there’s likely a chance he will play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.