Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has dealt with a nagging knee injury for much of the second half of the season. Elliott had said that he would be close to “100 percent” for the playoffs- and with a postseason matchup against the San Francisco 49ers on deck, provided another update on his knee injury, per Jon Machota of The Athletic.

Per Machota, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott said that he feels “really good” ahead of the 49ers playoff matchup. The biggest thing Elliott said is that he doesn't feel stiffness in the knee anymore.

It sounds like the Cowboys star is close to 100 percent just in time for the Wild Card round matchup with the 49ers. Having Elliott at full strength would complement quarterback Dak Prescott, who ended the season on a high note.

Elliott got a fair amount of run in the regular season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, as he carried the ball 18 times for 87 yards, as many carries as he had seen in the previous two games combined.

It appears that the Cowboys' strategy, which was to limit Elliott's carries as he managed the injury in the second half, was a good one. The 49ers' seventh-ranked run defense will have their work cut out for them trying to limit a fully healthy Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard.