After 42 days off of the field, Dallas Cowboys’ running back Ezekiel Elliott is heading back to work.
Elliott met with coaches and staff on Monday and head coach Jason Garrett confirmed that Elliott looked “ready to go.”
The player was under a six-week suspension following his violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy. While under the suspension, Elliott was prohibited from being at the Cowboys’ facility to which he went to Mexico to clear his head and workout.
“He looks skinny. He [does] look slimmer. It makes his head look even more bigger,” said Dez Bryant, Cowboys wide receiver. “He looks damn good, and I know he’ll be ready to play.”
Wednesday marked his first practice back on the team. Elliott’s return means good news for the Cowboys who will now have a chance at the playoffs. Prior to Elliott’s suspension, the team had three straight wins, then came the losses — three of which were by more than 20 points.
With two weeks left in the season, Cowboys fans are hopeful that Elliott’s return will benefit them.