Due to a knee injury, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will not play against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
As a result of the injury, Elliott missed Dallas’ next game leading into the bye week.
Although Elliott has played through injuries in the past, including during the last season, this time around the Cowboys have taken a cautious approach to his recovery, saying it’s better to keep him out of games as long as needed for his knee to be ready, as opposed than worrying that playing through it could make it worse.
After three weeks of the initial injury, Elliott had limited participation in practice every day, but coaches, owner Jerry Jones, and Elliott all thought he could return to Lambeau Field this week. It was ultimately decided that Zeke would rather be safe than sorry, so he will have to wait another week to return.
This season, Elliott has rushed for 443 yards and four touchdowns in seven games.
On Sunday, the Cowboys and Packers will face off at 4:25 p.m. ET.