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Dallas Cowboys Injury Update: Mike McCarthy Provides Update On Ezekiel Elliott Knee Injury

Published 05/14/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

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Running Back Ezekiel Elliott has had a turbulent ride in the past 2 campaigns. Because of his persisting leg injury, he wasn’t very productive. Despite a tough year, his determination for 2022 remains unwavering. Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy recently provided an update on RB Elliot and his rehabbing knee. This is also good news for the roster’s RB depth.

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The Dallas Cowboys have had an active offseason and are looking to secure the Eastern Conference for the second year running. While the franchise has filled some empty spaces through the draft, fans are expecting the injured reserve athletes to return to the field. Ezekiel Elliott is one such athlete who is rallying back for a 2022 comeback in the performance aspect.


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Ezekiel Elliott appears to be fit and active. He’s lighting it up, sprinting at 22 miles per hour on Tuesday. As told by Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy, Zeke is putting up good timing. Although recent past indicates it doesn’t translate into in-match results. The Athletic’s Jon Machota gives an update on the Dallas Cowboys RB on Twitter. When asked if the Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s knee is 100 percent healthy, McCarthy had a positive answer towards it.

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He mentions, “I would hope so. I was looking at the GPS yesterday of the workouts Tuesday. I mean, 22 miles an hour in May is pretty damn good. So yeah, he looks great.”

RB Elliott set career lows in carries and yards per attempt in 2021. Many aficionados met with dissatisfaction with Elliott’s performance. He appeared slower, slogging, and unhealthy. Ezekiel Elliott clarified he played with a partially torn PCL throughout last regular season.

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Ezekiel Elliott hasn’t looked like the player who monopolized the rushing echelons during his first 3 NFL seasons in a long time. Despite playing all 17 games for the Cowboys in 2021, he received fewer touches than he had in the preceding three seasons.

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Elliott finished the regular season with 1,002 yards sprinting and 10 touchdowns. Despite this, it was his sixth consecutive season with over 1,200 yards from scrimmage. He also racks up 4.2 yards a carry and schlepping in 47 receptions for 287 yards.


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Elliott’s return to full well-being adds some chance. In the 2021 campaign, he was productive despite not being at his peak. So, with his legs fully functioning, we can see a player who became a top-five pick by the Cowboys earlier in his career. Hopefully, he will make his re-entry in the Pro Bowl again.

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Pavitra Shome


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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his M.A.
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