3 things you must know about Cowboys victory over the Saints

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1. Cowboys need to rest Zeke

If it was not evident to you already it should be now. Running back Ezekiel Elliott is nowhere near 100%, and it is not helping anyone running him out there. At the beginning of the year, Zeke looked so explosive and was running very well. But, now due to this knee injury, he looks like a shell of himself.

Tony Pollard has clearly been the more explosive running back and we saw that on his 58-yard touchdown run.

Pollard deserves more playing time and it would be the best of both worlds if the Cowboys gave Zeke at least the next game off to try and help his injured knee.

Elliott is such a tough player, he is never going to want to come off the field. But, the Cowboys should realize where they are at in the NFC East standings and that having Elliott healthy for the end of season and playoffs is most important.

Cowboys fans take a deep breath, please, trust me. light. Hot

There were talks before the Saints game that the Cowboys would consider resting Elliott, I have no idea why they decided not too but at some point, they must if they want to get him back to full health. Pollard rushed 7 times for 71 yards while Elliott had 13 carries for 45 yards. Zeke is clearly not right and now is the time to rest him to make sure he is ready for late December and early January football.