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Cowboys Officially Announce Ezekiel Elliott's Week 8 Status

Fantasy Football 5 Up, 5 Down for Week 1: Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott hasn't practiced for the Cowboys this week after suffering a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his right knee and a thigh bruise in Dallas' Week 7 victory over Detroit.

In an update posted by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport this afternoon, the Cowboys' running back is officially listed as doubtful to play Sunday against the Bears.

"The #Cowboys officially list RB Ezekiel Elliott as doubtful with his knee injury," Rapoport said Friday.

Elliott has played all seven games for Dallas this season, tallying 109 carries for 443 rushing yards and four touchdowns. 

While many thought the Cowboys would split the workload between Elliott and Tony Pollard this year, Elliott has accrued over 40 more rushing attempts than Pollard through seven games. 

Despite seeing significantly less carries, Pollard is averaging a whopping 5.6 yards per carry and has accumulated 480 yards from scrimmage on 67 rushing attempts and 11 receptions.

If Elliott is forced to miss this weekend's game, Pollard will likely start for the first time since Week 14 of the 2020 season. In that game, Pollard racked up 132 scrimmage yards and two rushing touchdowns. 

The Dallas Cowboys, 5-2, will host the Chicago Bears this Sunday.