It's been a tough season for Ezekiel Elliott.
The former first round pick has been plagued by fumbles this season, has seen a drop in his production overall, and has been running behind one of the worst offensive lines this team has seen in years.
And according to the injury report, Elliott is now struggling through health problems as well. Elliott has been limited at practice with a hamstring strain this week, and his status for Sunday is up for question.
Head coach Mike McCarthy told the media this week that Elliott is taking it day by day, and he anticipates they will take their caution all the way to pregame warmups.
“He's got a hamstring that we're just being smart with…That's why he was limited (Thursday), feels better today. But our work (Saturday) will tell us a lot and we'll take it all the way to the pregame workout” – Mike McCarthy.
Considering Elliott is the one of the last men standing healthy from the original starting offense, whispers have already begun to whether the Cowboys should just shut him down for the year. This would give Tony Pollard the bulk of the carries during this lost season, and let Elliott rest up his legs for next year.
When, hopefully, they will be whole and ready to compete.
So far there is no indication that this is the plan, but keep an eye on Elliott's status going forward for this game against the Steelers.