The Cowboys do not know if they will have Ezekiel Elliott for the season opener. With the Giants coming to town in 10 days, the cowboys are preparing to play without him.
The Cowboys designed Tony Pollard and Mike Weber. They signed veteran Alfred Morris when Elliott started training at the training camp.
"Yeah, I mean, we were prepared for that," said Stephen Jones, Cowboys Executive Vice President, about Elliott's deployment in the coming season. "That's why we brought Alfred in. As I said, we were so pleasantly surprised Pollard was even better than we expected, we feel very comfortable with what we have there.
" We feel with this group Obviously, we're still going to do anything to do with Zeke. "
The tone of the cowboys has changed in recent days, earlier in the off-season they were optimistic about a deal Now they seem to be preparing for Elliott's absence in the regular season.
Though the Cowboys Lead Darius Jackson Starter on Their List In the depth chart, the job is Pollard's until Elliott returns A career high of 117 hits in Memphis, which is just 8.3 per game, so the Cowboys are likely to go through the committee with a running back.
"[Elliott’s holdout] Deshal We brought Alfred in here. We felt good about it, "said Jones," Pollard is obviously even better than we expected, we'll be ready to go to work if we have to do that. "
The Cowboys open with the Giants, Washington and Miami, three games they are likely to win with or without Elliott.