Elliott expected to play for Cowboys against the Raiders

Ezekiel Elliott
FILE - This is a July 25, 2017, file photo showing Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott during NFL football training camp in Oxnard, Calif. The NFL Players Association has appealed Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over the league's conclusion that its 2016 rushing leader injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer. The union said Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, it will represent Elliott "to ensure that the NFL is held to its obligation of adhering to principles of industrial due process under the collective bargaining agreement." (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It sounds like Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will make his preseason debut against the Oakland Raiders Saturday. It might be his only game before he serves a six game suspension related to an alleged domestic violence incident.

Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett said he was leaning towards playing Elliott Saturday.

“The biggest thing is just having the mindset of preparing him for week one of the season, that’s the approach we have taken,” said Garrett. “He got a number of more reps in training camp than he did last year. If you remember he had the hamstring injury and ended up playing in the second to last preseason game. So that’s the approach we have taken with him and anything beyond that we will take as it comes.”

In his only preseason appearance as a rookie last year, Elliott had 7 carries for 48 yards against Seattle.