Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott set for full workload in Week 3
The Dallas Cowboys are happy to get Ezekiel Elliot back on the team. However, they’ve had to watch his snaps on the field as he spent a considerable amount of time away from the team this offseason.
The team gave their star running back some runs in the first two games of the season. While they managed to win both of those games without him carrying the football much. However, they claimed that they will be giving Zeke the full load against Miami.
“This is our third game,” offensive coordinator Kellen Moore said, per The Dallas Morning News. “I think he’s at that point where we’re pretty much playing this thing out at this point. It was good those first two weeks just to be aware of it and then also trust Zeke’s response and how he feels and all those things and just balancing that stuff out.”
Since Elliott was out for about 40-odd days, they used the first two games as Elliott’s own training camp. They felt that his production over the past two games have helped him get back on top condition.
It’s impressive that Elliott was able to perform the way he did despite not being at his best. He’s notched 164 rushing yards, 19 receiving yards, and a single TD despite getting a mere 46 carries thus far this season.
The Dolphins have had a horrible season so far. If Elliott does get his usual load on Sunday, Miami will definitely have a long game ahead of them.