The Dallas Cowboys may be looking at a crucial upcoming six-game stretch in which they could be without their top playmaker in running back Ezekiel Elliott. If his suspension does wind up beginning this week, then the 2-3 Cowboys would need to dig themselves out of a slow start with a duo of Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden.
The team would almost certainly lean heavily on the arm and legs of quarterback Dak Prescott if that were the case, but regardless, it’s going to make life tough on the Cowboys. If Elliott’s suspension does wind up starting today, let’s take a look at the six games that he would miss on their schedule.
- Week 7: at San Francisco 49ers (0-6)
- Week 8: at Washington Redskins (3-2)
- Week 9: vs. Kansas City Chiefs (5-1)
- Week 10: at Atlanta Falcons (3-2)
- Week 11: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (5-1)
- Week 12: vs. Los Angeles Chargers (2-4)
It’s certainly not the easiest slate on paper, with two 5-1 teams in the mix. With that said, if the Cowboys defense is able to step up and slow down opponents, the offense should still be able to do enough to help them win a few games and remain right in the playoff mix.
We should find out soon whether or not Elliott’s suspension will begin this week, or what the status will look like moving forward.