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Ezekiel Elliott excited to get first “full-go action” this week

Ezekiel Elliott

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott laughs as he talks with teammates on the sideline in the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Miami Dolphins, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)


The Cowboys have brought running back Ezekiel Elliott back deliberately from the hamstring injury he suffered in training camp, but it looks like the final step to declaring him back to fully active status is imminent.

Elliott has been a full participant in practice in recent days after missing about two weeks of work. As a result, he is on track to play against the Seahawks on Thursday in what will be his first game at the NFL level.

“I’m excited to finally get some full-go action,” Elliott said, via “It’s been a long time.”

Coach Jason Garrett said that he typically wants to see make sure running backs “get a couple of touches” in their first game action of the summer, although he said specific plans for Elliott’s debut have yet to be drawn up. However big the glimpse turns out to be, it will be a welcome one for the Cowboys after the wait to see their first-round pick run behind their offensive line.