The Dallas Cowboys will not be easing running back Ezekiel Elliott back into the lineup on Christmas Eve against the Seattle Seahawks.
Both teams are in desperate need of a victory, but the Cowboys will get a boost of energy with their best player back in the lineup after a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
It will take big plays for the Cowboys to pull out a win, and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan plans to give Elliott “significant touches,” against the Seahawks to try and make those plays, via the Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota.
“He looks like he’s in great shape. Practicing great…I think he’s ready to roll,” Linehan said, via Machota.
The Cowboys will need everything they can get out of a rested and healthy Elliott who absolutely looks to be in outstanding shape. Both the Cowboys and Seahawks will have an uphill battle to get into the NFL playoff even with a win, but the loser will be eliminated.
A game like this could turn on one spectacular play, and the Seahawks have a player who can make that play in quarterback Russell Wilson. The Cowboys haven’t had that player for six weeks, but he will be back at AT&T Stadium on Sunday to try and give fans an early Christmas present.