The Dallas Cowboys will receive an early Christmas present on Sunday with the return of star running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Elliott is set to return to action on Sunday for the first time since Week 9. The Cowboys are mindful that the running back hasn’t played since early November because of his six-game suspension, but the team is ready to unleash their No. 1 ball carrier.
Expect Elliott to have 20-to-25 touches against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. Elliott is reportedly in good shape after training in Cabo during his suspension, although it’s extremely difficult to be in football shape without playing the sport.
The Cowboys will monitor Elliott closely while also still giving Alfred Morris and Rod Smith some playing time.
“We’re preparing all those guys to get ready to play,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said, per Todd Archer of ESPN. “Obviously, we have to have our eyes open about Zeke not being here the last six weeks.”
All healthy hands will be on deck for Sunday’s crucial contest with playoff implications. Cowboys Nation is thrilled that includes the 2016 NFL leading rusher.