Ezekiel Elliott is not expected to play Week 8 against the Bears


Ezekiel Elliott, a running back for the Dallas Cowboys, is not anticipated to take the field on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Elliott missed practice on Wednesday due to a sprained knee. Tony Pollard would likely get more touches if Elliott were to sit out of Sunday’s game, which would be the first time since Week 15 of the 2020 season. Elliott has 109 carries for 443 yards and four touchdowns this season, including 15 for 57 yards in Dallas’ 24-6 victory against the Detroit Lions in Week 7. Dallas’ offense, which ranks at 22nd in points scored and 29th in yards, would suffer another setback if Elliott were to leave the team, especially with quarterback Dak Prescott having just returned for the Cowboys last week. The Cowboys and their offensive coordinator Kellen Moore will, however, have the opportunity to give Pollard the majority of touches out of the backfield, something many fans have been demanding.