Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy believes Ezekiel Elliott is "completely healthy now."
Zeke, of course, suffered through an inefficient and uninspiring 2021 as he played through injury, including a torn PCL. “He’s had a tremendous offseason,” McCarthy said. “The weight that he has been pushing in the weight room, just the numbers that he’s been cranking out have been very, very impressive. I can’t tell you it’s been the best of his career, but he’s in top shape." Getting healthy was the lowest bar Elliott needed to clear ahead of his age-27 campaign. Elliott's efficiency and production have been going the wrong way as his age and workloads advance. Many fantasy managers would argue Tony Pollard is the better back at this point. Elliott received 17 games worth of benefit of the doubt in 2022, but he cannot afford to get so soundly out-played by Pollard again in 2022.