Cowboys' Elliott expected to play vs Packers, says he will wear knee brace

More than two weeks after suffering a knee sprain in a win over Detroit, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is still taking it easy.

The team elected to hold him out of the Week 8 meeting with Chicago in hopes that

 the extra rest would help him be that much stronger for the entire second half of the season and playoffs.

Elliott did not practice on Monday, according to head coach Mike McCarthy, but is said to be “making great progress.”

 Elliott is expected to take the field when Dallas visits Green Bay on Sunday,

 with owner Jerry Jones confirming to 105.3 The Fan, “It’s anticipated he’ll be ready to go.”

If he does, in fact, suit up in Week 10, Elliott says he’ll wear a knee brace.

Elliott is reporting that the swelling in his knee has gone down and that it feels better than last week.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott told me his knee is better than last week. He said the swelling has gone down.

He hopes to play this week but doesn't know when he will return to practice.

Elliott said he will wear a brace on his knee if he does return.


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