Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy spoke with reporters Friday, stating that as the season progresses, the more concerned he is about RB Ezekiel Elliott's health.
“It’s that time of year. Zeke’s running style is ferocious. He gives a pounding and he takes some hits,” McCarthy said. “We need to evaluate that and this week we’ll see what the preparation looks like for him.”
Related Player: Tony Pollard
A slower Elliott has been a topic of conversation regardless of the time of season. Tony Pollard shined in Dallas' Week 12 loss and continues to produce similarly/out-produce Zeke. This could mean a shift of carries to Pollard and is worth monitoring.