Ezekiel Elliott left the country to train and clear his mind during his six-game suspension. The first photos have emerged of the Dallas Cowboys running back, and he’s absolutely jacked:
NFL.com shed some more light on the situation at the time:
“So what is on the docket for Zeke Elliott himself? I am told he is leaving the country to an undisclosed location to completely reset, clear his head, train, and come back in late December for the Cowboys in the best shape he has been in,” Rapoport said.
Zeke’s ability to stay in shape is a sneaky under-the-radar storyline to his suspension. The running back has famously taken a few weeks in each of his first two NFL seasons to get into game-shape, not rounding into full form until after a few games.
Zeke landed in Cabo, and the dedication to his training couldn’t be more clear.
And fans are taking notice:
In the first eight games of the season, Dallas notched 1,185 total rushing yards and 11 touchdowns via the run. Elliott contributed 783 of those yards and seven of the touchdowns.
To say that Dallas misses Elliott’s presence on offense would be an understatement. In fact, the Cowboys have been crippled without him.
He returns in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks.