Ezekiel Elliott has suffered his first NFL injury.
The Dallas Cowboys' rookie running back missed the final plays at practice on Tuesday with a tight hamstring and according to ESPN's Todd Archer, the former Ohio State star will miss "some time" with the injury.
The Cowboys, in training camp in Oxnard, Calif., have an off-day today but return to the practice field on Thursday. It's unclear how much time exactly Elliott will miss.
Cowboys executive Vice President Stephen Jones said running back Ezekiel Elliott will miss "some time" with a sore right hamstring but he did not have a definitive timetable. Elliott was unable to finish Tuesdays practice. Jones said the team would be conservative with Elliott but they don't plan on adding a running back yet.
Archer detailed Elliott's hamstring tightness on Tuesday.
From his report:
Elliott had his right leg stretched during a break in practice and was held out of the final portion of team drills. Wednesday's off day might come at a good time just to give him some extra rest. He will have it examined further in the morning.
Elliott, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, has been the Cowboys' first-team running back. With him being sidelined, former Washington Redskins' running back Alfred Morris has taken first-team reps. Two of Dallas' other running backs - Darren McFadden (elbow) and Lance Dunbar (knee) - are also currently sidelined with injuries.
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