Zike 'disappointed' by loss to GB, eyeing Vikings

The decision whether or not to play Ezekiel Elliott against the Green Bay Packers went to the wire,

But it was decided by the Dallas Cowboys to keep their two-time NFL rushing champion on the sidelines for at least one more week as he recovers from a knee sprain.

In his absence, the bulk of the work was again thrown at Toni Pollard, 

who performed well on 22 carries with 115 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown en route,

But the Cowboys' inability to accumulate the Packers with a 14-point lead should be seen as whether they might be able to field Elliott

After a 31–28 overtime loss to the Packers, Elliott explained the decision.

"I came into practice last week and on Wednesday and Thursday, I had some solid days," Elliott said. "But I didn't have full faith in [knee]."

"It's tough," he said. "It's hard not to be able to close that game. You just have to be able to learn from mistakes and go back to it."

"I'm going to do everything I can to get ready," he said. 

It would have been nice to see Coach win here. ... We would have loved him to win tonight.

We just have to go back to the drawing board and find the Vikings."