Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is not expected to play Sunday against the Chicago Bears, NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero said Wednesday.
Elliott has a sprained knee and didn’t train on Wednesday.
If Elliott remains inactive in Sunday’s game, which will be his first missed game since Week 15 of the 2020 season, quarterback Tony Pollard is likely to see an increase in touchdowns.
Elliott had 15 carries for 57 yards in Dallas’ 24-6 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 7, and this season he has 109 carries for 443 yards and four touchdowns.
With quarterback Dak Prescott just back for the Cowboys last week, the loss of Elliott would be another blow to the Dallas offense, which was just 22nd in points and 29th in yards.
However, it will give offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and the Cowboys a chance to give Pollard the lion’s share of touches from the outfield that many have been clamoring for.