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Injury roundup: Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott expected to play against Eagles

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott is expected to play against the Philadelphia Eagles today, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Elliott, who missed last week with a calf injury, said he's "making the right steps to be ready for Sunday."

The Ohio State product has struggled this season, averaging just 3.9 yards per carry in 13 games. He has not found the end zone since Week 5.

The Cowboys (5-9) play host to the Eagles (4-9-1) at 4:25 p.m. ET.

Other injury news we are keeping an eye on ahead of Sunday's Week 16 games:

  • Chicago Bears star wide receiver Allen Robinson, dealing with a hamstring injury, is expected to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Rapoport. Robinson, along with linebacker Khalil Mack (shoulder), defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (ankle) and nose tackle Bilal Nichols (knee) have been declared active.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (ankle) is officially inactive vs. the Bears.
  • Baltimore Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell (calf) is expected to play against the New York Giants and wide receiver Marquise Brown (knee) also is likely a go, while cornerback Marcus Peters (calf) had a good workout Friday, giving him a chance to play depending how he feels pregame, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Officially, Campbell and Brown have been declared active while Peters is inactive. Running back Mark Ingram is a healthy scratch.
  • New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (hamstring, ankle) is active today vs. the Ravens, as expected. Linebacker Blake Martinez (ankle) is also active after being listed as questionable. Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will resume play-calling duties vs. Baltimore, one week removed from a positive COVID-19 test which held him out of Week 15, Pelissero reports. Garrett was cleared to travel with the team on Saturday.
  • Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (illness) and wide receiver Tyreek Hill (hamstring) are listed as questionable, though head coach Andy Reid said both should be "ready to go." Both should play, per Rapoport. Both Hill and Clark have since been declared active vs. the Falcons.
  • Atlanta Falcons safety Ricardo Allen (concussion) is active after being listed as questionable.
  • Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring) is in a similar situation today against the Denver Broncos as he was last week. He'll be a game-time decision pending a workout, but Allen will push to play if he can possibly go, according to Rapoport.
  • Washington running back Antonio Gibson, recovering from turf toe and listed as questionable, is expected to play against the Carolina Panthers. Meanwhile, quarterback Alex Smith (calf) will be examined this morning, but optimism is waning for him to play. Dwayne Haskins could start again, Rapoport reports. Wide receiver Terry McLaurin (ankle) is not expected to play, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
  • Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns (knee) has a shot for a limited role. He's pushing to play, Garafolo reports.
  • Cleveland Browns tackle Jedrick Wills, who was activated from the reserve/COVID list on Saturday, has been downgraded to out vs. the Jets due to an illness.
  • Houston Texans safety Eric Murray has been placed on the reserve/COVID list. Cornerback Anthony Chesley was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster as a COVID-19 replacement. CBPhillip Gaines, questionable with a knee injury, has been declared inactive vs. the Bengals.

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