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Status of Ezekiel Elliott, Damien Harris for Cowboys-Patriots

Ezekiel Elliott Damien Harris Cowboys Patriots

The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots both received positive injury news ahead of their Week 6 showdown.

Starting running backs Ezekiel Elliott for the Cowboys and and Damien Harris for the Patriots have both been deemed healthy enough to play. The report comes via ESPN insider Adam Schefter.

Dallas and New England both will have their starting RBs that went into today with questionable designations due to rib injuries.

Cowboys’ RB Ezekiel Elliott and Patriots’ RB Damien Harris both will play today, per sources.

Harris was still considered questionable as of Friday due to a lingering rib injury. But he did rejoin the team in practice on Thursday as partial participant. The Patriots RB has tallied 230 rushing yards and 46 receiving yards, with two touchdowns and two fumbles thus far this season.

Elliott, meanwhile, has also been dealing with a rib injury. The Cowboys star had sustained it in an unconventional way in Week 5 against the Giants, landing on a pylon located on the sidelines.

“I fell on the pylon,” said the Cowboys RB. “That thing is kinda hard. Maybe we should find a new spot for it. … I think it is foamy, but it’s hard. The base of it is hard too. It’s definitely not soft. It definitely hurt. It kinda stabbed me. I lost my wind.”

While Elliott was a limited participant in Cowboys practice as of Wednesday, his words on the matter made him sound confident that it would be a non-issue. When asked about his rib injury, Zeke claimed he “doesn’t like pork ribs” because he “deals more with beef ribs”. That should have been a huge hint for his chances to play against the Patriots.