FRISCO, Texas – Ezekiel Elliott hasn’t been on the field in six games, but Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones believes a good week of practice should get him back to speed quickly.
“We’ll see more when gets out and is practicing, but certainly I like his freshness, and he is fresh,” Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan. “I think after he gets a week of practice in, I think we’ll have the Zeke that can get the job done for us.
“I’m real excited to have him back. As I said after the game (last Sunday at Oakland), I’m as excited for what he brings to the enthusiasm to the game as almost what he brings physically, and I’m pretty excited about that.”
Before serving his six-game suspension, Elliott ranked second in the NFL in rushing (783 yards) and his 7 touchdown runs tied for the league lead.
Without Elliott, the Cowboys went 3-3 using a solid rotation of Alfred Morris and Rod Smith.
What does Jones expect regarding Elliott’s workload now that he’s back?
“I think let him get into it. Let him really have the carries,” Jones said. “We know that we miss that part of our game. It should open it up for what we do best we do with (quarterback) Dak (Prescott). So I think we go as business as usual with Zeke.”