OXNARD, CA – Dallas Cowboys rookie running back and number 4 overall pick Ezekiel Elliott wasn’t able to complete practice Tuesday after he has trouble running due to a sore hamstring.
Elliott had his right leg stretched during a break in practice and was held out of the final portion of team drills. Wednesday’s off day might come at a good time just to give him some extra rest. He will have it examined further in the morning.
With Elliott sidelined, former Redskin turned Cowboy Alfred Morris took the remainder of the first-team snaps for the final four plays.
At this point in time, the team has just three tailbacks eligible to practice with Darren McFadden, out with a fractured elbow, and Lance Dunbar out with a knee injury on the non-football injury and physically unable to perform lists.
Tuesday night, Cowboys backup QB Kellen Moore went down with a broken ankle, and is expected to miss at least 3 to 4 months. The Cowboys are now activity looking to revamp the notoriously fragile Cowboy QB depth chart showing interesting in former Ram Nick Foles.
As if the team’s string of bad luck to open the season, it is now being reported that Elliott will be sidelined for a chunk of time, possible all of the rest of Cowboys training camp due to the injury.
Cowboys Exec VP Stephen Jones told @toddarcher that RB Ezekiel Elliott will miss “some time” with his hamstring injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 3, 2016
The Cowboys and their fans, who hoped this would be the year where they could get a complete season out of a healthy Tony Romo and Dez Bryant are already facing personal problems just 4 days into training camp.
With 3 players suspended, a $250k fine on their hands, and countless players injured including Elliott, McFadden, Scandrick, Moore, Escobar and Dunbar, just to name a few, it seems as if this may be de ja vu for Dallas.