Ezekiel Elliot eligible to play, for the time being

Ezekiel Elliot is fully dialed in after hearing news he’ll be able to return to the field for Dallas Cowboys’ game opener on Sunday against the New York Giants.

The Cowboys are also locked and loaded – now that they have Ezekiel Elliot at their arsenal, who is eligible to play in Week 1 according to Ian Rapport, via ESPN.

The Rookie of the Year candidate had been training all summer camp long as if he was eligible to play every game, according to sources. He is already focused, and ready for the Dallas – Giants rivalry this weekend.

While the ruling for Elliot’s six-game suspension is still in limbo, he is keeping football solely on my mind.

The Cowboys and their star running back, both had the mindset on playing Week 1; Head Coach Jason Garrett and staff did a great job of keeping Elliot, as well as the team, away from distractions. Especially when the Cowboys are completely surrounded by distractions everyday with the label, “America’s Team”.

From the perspective of a Cowboys’ fan, and having Elliot on my fantasy team, Cowboys Nation is getting a huge boost this Sunday. You can imagine the confidence added to their locker room, “Ezek the Beast” is back, so let’s roll.

In a game that is decided by a touchdown or less years after years, especially in a rivalry game like this, Elliot will help the Cowboys chances of winning tremendously. It’s definitely something to get excited about, if you’re a Cowboys fan or a fantasy owner at least.

Ezekiel Elliot back in the lineup for the Cowboys is huge, but doesn’t necessarily mean this rivalry game will be any less than unpredictable.

Photo by Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA (Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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