Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will reportedly see a “normal” workload against the New York Giants on Sunday.
This past week, star running back Ezekiel Elliott finally returned to the Dallas Cowboys organization. Elliott had been holding out all of training camp and the preseason, fighting for a new contract. This led to Zeke receiving a six-year, $90-million extension that’ll keep him in Dallas through the 2026 season.
While holding out, Elliott was actually working out in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk overseeing his training.
It was initially believed that Zeke might not be getting a full workload, but according to Faulk, he’s ready for a “normal” workload against the New York Giants on Sunday.
“He is in very good shape,” Faulk told Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. “He can carry a normal Week 1 workload. We got him in the best football shape possible without contact, which is where the league is now with the starters not playing in the preseason.”
Pretty standard for what was expected out of Zeke this Sunday. Even if Zeke were to have a lightened workload, it’s tough to believe Jason Garrett or Jerry Jones would limit him at all, especially if it’s still a close game towards the end.
Expect the All-Pro back to get an abundance of carries against this mostly young Big Blue front seven.
The Giants and Cowboys kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday at AT&T Stadium, as Big Blue looks to snap a four-game losing streak against Dallas.