Cowboys players were off Monday, their regular off day, but Ezekiel Elliott will return to practice Tuesday for the first time in more than a week. He missed last week while preparing for and attending his appeals hearing in New York.
The star running back took part in Saturday’s meetings and walk-through at the team’s training facility.
“He’s just focused on getting back to work,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “I think Zeke has done an excellent job focusing on what he needs to do to get himself ready to play. I think our team has done that.”
The team is preparing like Elliott will play in Week 1. The story said the chances of him playing Week 1 are actually improving the closer we get to kickoff, because a ruling has to come down by 4 p.m. Tuesday or Elliott automatically becomes eligible to play.