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FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is gearing up for Sunday’s play against the Minnesota Vikings after missing the last two games with a hyperextended right knee.

“I’m definitely very optimistic about this week,” Elliott said. “Barring any setbacks in the next few days, I think I’m feeling good. I feel as good as I’ve felt since my injury earlier this week. I feel That I’m in a good place.”

Elliott said he would wear a brace for added protection. He suffered an injury on October 23 against the Detroit Lions and missed the last two games, which were sandwiched around a November 6 bye week.

Elliott is listed as a limited participant in practice this week, the same as last week; However, the decision to not play against the Green Bay Packers depended on how he felt after his workouts.

With three games in 12 days, he opted to rest.

“Just stiffness, pain, a lot of discomfort, so we decided it would be a good idea to give it another week,” Elliott said. “Wasn’t to waste, to go to waste I let the weeks go by quickly.”

This time Elliott would have to contend with potentially two games in four days with the Cowboys playing the New York Giants on Thanksgiving.

He played most of last year with a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, which limited his effectiveness. Prior to this year, he had missed only one match in his career due to injury.

“I think this injury is totally different,” Elliott said. “I think other than before, I could fight that pain and I could go out there still feel somewhat like myself and really protect myself. But I think this injury is different. It was. It just took a little longer.”

Tony Pollard has posted back-to-back 100-yard games as the leading rusher in Elliott’s absence, but teammates know what an impact Elliott can make in return.

Dak Prescott said, “Apparently just turn on the tape and see his build over his entire career.” “The guy’s a talented back. He’s a bruiser. He’s going to make plays for us every which way. And then being able to have both of those takes a lot of pressure off the defense. If he’s capable, I’m going to see him.” Excited for it, obviously. He knows it.”

What does Elliott believe he can bring?

“Just a little physicality. Just some more physicality to our offense,” he said. “And I think, it’s exciting to be back. Ready to go, man. It sucks sitting on the sidelines.”