On Thursday, Ezekiel Elliott punched in a short touchdown run on Thanksgiving Day, climbing the all-time touchdown list for the Dallas Cowboys in the process.
It was his 9th score of the season and his 4th career touchdown on Thanksgiving.
It was a great moment for Zeke, but he would only carry the ball nine times during that Thanksgiving day game against the Radiers.
Elliott has been dealing with knee issues for much of the season.
On Friday, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy spoke to reporters about Elliott’s health and admitted that he’s concerned about his star tailback.
“I am concerned because he’s a warrior,” McCarthy said. “He was fighting to get back in there Thursday. Zeke’s running style is ferocious.”
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport hinted on Friday that Tony Pollard could get 25 touches per game moving forward just so the Cowboys can take some of the pressure off Elliott’s sore knee.
On Thursday, Pollard had 10 carries for 36 rushing yards. He also had four catches for 32 yards.
Zeke has more time to rest since the Cowboys won’t take the field again until a road game against the New Orleans Saints next Thursday.