Ezekiel Elliott active in NFL's Week 9, keeps impressive streak alive
Ezekiel Elliott will play on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, this despite a hamstring injury suffered last week in a loss at the Philadelphia Eagles.
Remarkably, Elliott has never missed a game in his career due to injury according to the CBS broadcast for Sunday’s game. He has played and started in all eight games for the Cowboys this season. So far in 2020, he has 521 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.
His 65.1 yards per game as well as rushing yards per attempt (3.9) and rushing attempts per game (16.5) are all career lows. A former first-round pick out of Ohio State, Elliott is in his fifth season in the NFL.
His return to the field was announced by CBS.
In a season that has seen unprecedented injuries and games missed due to the ongoing pandemic, Elliott’s streak is even more impressive. But there is no denying that Elliott has struggled this year. He has yet to top 100 yards rushing any game this season, something he did seven times last year in the regular season.
The Cowboys come into the game at 2-6 and in desperate need of a win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Elliott’s Buckeyes are trending in the opposite direction of his NFL team, coming off a home win against Rutgers on Saturday night to improve to 3-0.