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Cowboys Running Back Ezekiel Elliott Will Finally Take The Field

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The Wait Is Over To See Ezekiel Elliott Play

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will make his first career NFL start Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks.

The Cowboys selected Elliott with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft with the hopes to emulate their 2014 season. In 2014, the Cowboys earned a 12-4 regular season record led by a rushing attack that gained over 2000 total yards.

Due to what the Cowboys accomplished in 2014, and what the Cowboys saw in Elliott when they drafted him, no one is more excited to see Elliott take the field than the Dallas Cowboys staff.

Ezekiel Elliot has recently been participating in team drills at practice as he continues to rehab his hamstring. As of right now, he has been given the green light to go in week three of the 2016 NFL preseason.

Traditionally the third preseason game is the when the starters play for a good amount of time. Elliott is just coming back from a hamstring injury, so it would be safe to assume he will not receive a big workload Thursday night in Seattle.

The Dallas staff will likely let him play a few possessions and pull him after that. There simply is no need to rush their young star back to the field shortly after regaining his health from an injury.

Cowboys fans are eager and excited to see Elliott suit up in pads and start Thursday. Even if he is only given a few snaps, it could give some insight on what the 2016 regular season will shape up to be for Dallas.

Tony Romo, Ezekiel Elliott, and the starting offensive line will get their first taste of what life is like playing together. Elliott will be able to display his all around skill set as he is an excellent blocker and pass catcher out of the backfield.

Expect the Cowboys to get Elliott involved early to see what he can do. Giving him some early snaps will let him test out his hamstring and see if he could potentially play longer than expected.

The Dallas Cowboys third preseason game is scheduled for Thursday, August 25th, at 10:00 p.m. eastern in Seattle.