Ezekiel Elliott is back. Or, more like ready to make his debut.
The Cowboys’ rookie running back participated in practice and is expected to make his NFL debut Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Elliott had been held out of practice since Aug. 2 on a precautionary basis after experiencing hamstring soreness. The Ohio State star participated in practice last week, but was limited to individual drills before participating fully on Monday.
Elliott’s long-awaited debut will come against arguably the most stifling front seven in the NFL. The Seahawks were the best team in the league against the run, allowing only 81.5 rushing yards per game last season.
The opponent itself might be irrelevant. Cowboys fans and fantasy football owners are just champing at the bit to see Elliott take the field. They should get their wish this week.