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Ezekiel Elliott questionable ahead of Week 10 vs. Packers

We break down the news that Ezekiel Elliott has a knee injury. What it means for Week 10 and beyond.

 Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys smiles as he walks off the field before a game against the Chicago Bears at AT&T Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images

Friday PM update: Elliott was never able to get a full practice in, but was limited all three days and is officially questionable to play this weekend. He still seems to be on track to play though.

Friday update: Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan that he believes Elliott will play this week, per Jon Machota. At this point it would be a surprise if he doesn’t.

Thursday PM Update: Elliott was officially listed as a limited participant for the second day in a row on Thursday, per the team’s injury report.

Thursday update: Elliott had a good day of practice yesterday according to head coach Mike McCarthy, per Michael Gehlken. McCarthy said that Elliott is still “day-to-day” and that they’ll be mindful to ensure that the injury won’t linger.

Wednesday update: Elliott, when asked about his status for this week said, “I’m not sure yet. I need to get some more reps to see where I’m at,” per Ed Werder.

Wednesday update: Elliott will return to practice on Wednesday, per Jon Machota. He will likely be limited, but this is a great sign for his ability to play this week.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott should return this week against the Packers, per owner, general manager, and good ol’ boy Jerry Jones on his weekly radio spot. Jones said he “anticipated” Elliott playing this week.

Elliott did miss their Monday practice coming off the bye, but Wednesday is the practice we’d like to see him at least get limited work in. Elliott’s backup, Tony Pollard, scored three touchdowns and continued to look great with Elliott out in Week 8, but Jones has said that Zeke is still the guy and the team doesn’t appear to want to get Pollard more than 30 snaps as they tap him for explosive plays and let Elliott grind things out.

Fantasy football implications for Week 10

If Elliott does suit up, he should return to his starting role, which include goal line opportunities and the bulk of the snaps. He will be worth starting in fantasy, while Pollard drops down into a flex position once again.