Zeke thinks he's on track to play against Eagles

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FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott believes he is on track to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles despite a calf injury that has bothered him the past three weeks and kept him off the field last week.

After working through some resistance training at the start of practice, Elliott went through some team drills Wednesday.

“I feel better today than I have in the last three weeks on a Wednesday,” Elliott said.

Elliott missed the first game of his career due to injury last week against the San Francisco 49ers. While the injury was more of a bruise, Elliott said he felt a tug the day before the Niners game as he worked out, and the decision was made to hold him out after the leg did not loosen up during pregame warm-ups.

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“I’m feeling way better than I did last week. Obviously with the rest this weekend it’s going to be feeling better,” he said. “I actually got out here at practice, ran around some in team drills. It’s definitely making the right steps to be ready for Sunday … Definitely feels better with

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