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Cowboys Reportedly Make Decision On Ezekiel Elliott For Today's Game

A headshot of Ezekiel Elliott.

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys spits water before a game against the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly made a decision on star running back Ezekiel Elliott for this afternoon's game against the New York Giants.

The Cowboys, who clinched the NFC East division last weekend with a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, have nothing to play for against the Giants this afternoon.

So, Dallas will be resting some of its key players.

The Cowboys have reportedly decided to sit Elliott for today's game.

NFL insider Jane Slater first reported the news.

"Cowboys team sources tells me they will rest RB Ezekiel Elliott today. Expect backups Darius Jackson and Rod Smith to split reps instead against the Giants. RG Zack Martin also not expected to play ahead of playoffs," she reports.

Elliott is one of the most-worked running backs in the NFL, so he's getting some much-needed time off this afternoon. Martin has also been dealing with an injury this month and could use a game off as well.

The Cowboys and the Giants are set to kick off at 1 p.m. E.T.

The game will be on FOX.