Ezekiel Elliott is finally ready to hit the field in an NFL uniform.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday that the former Ohio State star went through practice earlier in the day and that Elliott should be on the field Thursday when the Cowboys face the Seahawks in Seattle. The rookie running back has been slowed by a hamstring injury throughout his first NFL training camp.
Dallas rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott went through practice today and appears set to make his preseason debut Thursday vs. Seattle.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 22, 2016
Elliott, the fourth overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, is listed as the Cowboys No. 1 running back and will have two preseason games to warm up before Dallas opens its season on Sept. 11 against the Giants.
Elliott topped the 1,800-yard mark on the ground in both the 2014 and 2015 seasons at Ohio State. He averaged an impressive 6.7 yards per carry and totaled 43 rushing touchdowns in three seasons (35 games) with the Buckeyes.