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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Packers. He got in 3 limited practices this week, so we’re tentatively expecting him to return for Week 11. The Cowboys showed last time out that they don’t want to make RB Tony Pollard a workhorse. But he still projects for 15-20 touches in a plus matchup, landing him inside RB1 territory in the Week 10 Rankings.

Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy does not expect RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) to play vs. the Packers later today, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. Werder adds that McCarthy "wasn't definitive," but all signs over the past 24 hours have pointed to Zeke missing this one. We won't get Dallas' inactives until 3 pm ET, but Elliott should be on fantasy benches -- and RB Tony Pollard in starting lineups.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) "may very well be held out" of today's game vs. the Packers today. "If there is any uncertainty at all, Elliott won't play," Rapoport adds. "The team will be cautious." We'll look for further updates on Zeke but won't get Dallas' inactives until 3 pm ET. We're currently projecting Elliott to miss this game, turning Tony Pollard into a RB1.

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Cowboys don’t expect to decide whether RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) will play at Green Bay on Sunday until they see him in pregame warmups. “Expect a conservative decision,” he adds. That suggests it’s more likely Elliott doesn’t play. RB Tony Pollard looks like a stronger touch bet than usual either way, though not having Elliott in the lineup would obviously help his outlook

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Packers after being limited in practice all week. Owner Jerry Jones has said multiple times this week that he expects Elliott to play in that one, but Zeke sounded less sure when asked on Wednesday. We’ll look for further updates on his status. We won’t get Dallas’ inactives until 3 pm ET on Sunday.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice. Elliott suggested earlier this week that he's not a lock to return for Sunday's game vs. the Packers, but check back tomorrow for another update on his status for that one.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott said after a limited practice Wednesday that he'll "need to get some more reps to see where I'm at" for Sunday's game at Green Bay, according to Jon Machota of The Athletic. "The long game (playoffs) is definitely the priority," Elliott added. It sounds like even if Elliott's ready to return Sunday from the knee injury that cost him the last game, we should expect a lighter-than-usual workload. That bodes well for RB Tony Pollard's usage. We'll keep watching for more on the situation throughout the week.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He's tentatively expected to return for this weekend's game vs. the Packers, but we'll keep an eye on his progress over the next few days.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) is expected back for this weekend's game vs. the Packers. We'll get Dallas' 1st practice report of the week tomorrow.

Cowboys RBs coach Skip Peete said the team is trying to keep RB Tony Pollard to no more than 30 snaps per game. "Pollard played a total of 30 plays [last week], and I think that's his max - as far as total play count - because then the juice doesn't become the same and he's not as quick, not as fast," Peete said. "When he got that long run on third-and-1, soon as he got to the sideline he said, 'Coach, I'm done. Done for the game. I've got no more.' ... Tony's obviously a very talented runner and good all-around back, but some guys are race cars. Some guys are high-quality, expensive sedans and those sedans can go for a long distance at a very high rate, whereas race cars go very fast and quick and run out of gas." It's just the latest indication that Dallas views Pollard as the 1B to Ezekiel Elliott's 1A.

Don't expect to see a significant shift in Dallas' backfield going forward, despite RB Tony Pollard's big Week 8. “There’s no argument,” owner Jerry Jones said when asked whether RB Ezekiel Elliott should still be the team's lead back. "Zeke’s ability to punish, Zeke’s ability to deliver, Zeke’s ability, what he does for us in pass protection, and, frankly, Zeke’s ability to make big plays are there, and we’re going to go where Zeke goes. He’s that integral to our success.” It's blatantly clear that Pollard gives Dallas' offense more juice. But the Cowboys -- check that, Jerry Jones -- has 90 million reasons to stick with Elliott. We'll see if Pollard picks up any additional work when the Cowboys come off their Week 9 bye, but he's still best considered a RB3 or flex for now.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Bears. He’ll get a Week 9 bye and reportedly has a good chance to be back for Week 10. RB Tony Pollard should get workhorse usage today. He’ll be backed up by practice-squad call ups Qadree Ollison and Malik Davis.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) is not expected to play vs. the Bears today. He's listed as doubtful after missing practice all week. RB Tony Pollard is positioned for a workhorse role against Chicago's 25th-ranked RB defense. RBs Qadree Ollison and Malik Davis were both elevated from the practice squad on Saturday.

The Cowboys expect RB Ezekiel Elliott to return from his knee sprain after their Week 9 bye, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Zeke is officially doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Bears, but it sounds like he might end up missing just that 1 game. We'll keep an eye on him when Dallas comes out of the bye.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game vs. the Bears. He didn’t practice all week and looks likely to sit through Dallas’ upcoming Week 9 bye. Zeke’s absence should land RB Tony Pollard in a workhorse role. It’ll be RBs Qadree Ollison and Malik Davis behind him.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Cowboys don't expect RB Ezekiel Elliott to play Sunday against the Bears. He took a shot directly to his right knee in last Sunday's win over the Lions and has not practiced this week. If he's out, Tony Pollard becomes 1 of the week's most attractive fantasy football plays at the position.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) remained sidelined on Thursday. He could probably play vs. the Bears this weekend without practicing, but there's a real chance Elliott sits that one out, especially with Dallas' upcoming Week 9 bye. We'll see how he's listed on the final injury report.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) did not practice on Wednesday and admitted afterwards that he might miss this weekend's game vs. the Bears. “I think it’s a consideration, but it all depends on how I feel at the end of the week," Elliott said. The Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports that Elliott has a Grade 2 MCL sprain and "deep thigh bruise," but a source tells The Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken that it's more of a "hyperextension injury." Regardless, it sounds like there's a good chance Elliott is held out of Sunday's game, especially with a Week 9 bye on tap. His absence would turn Tony Pollard into a RB1. We'll continue to keep a close eye on Zeke's status.

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