FRISCO, Texas — Running back Ezekiel Elliott has participated in three full practices the last three days and coach Jason Garrett said he anticipates the Dallas Cowboys’ first-round pick will play Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks.
“Typically with running backs, you want to make sure they get a couple of touches, throw them a couple passes, let them do different things, the things they’re going to do in games. We’ll have those specific discussions in the next couple of days and we’ll come up with a good plan for him.”
Despite missing the practice time and two preseason games, Elliott does not feel behind. “I think I’ve done a good job getting my mental reps when I was out and I’m finally getting back into the groove,” he said. “I think I’m ready.”
More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in Arizona and Los Angeles to hone his hitting and fielding skills in a sport he has not played on a full-time basis since 2005.
Tebow was an all-state baseball player in Florida that year and hit .494 as a junior, helping Nease High School reach the final four of the Florida state playoffs.
Tebow had a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers before this season, sources have told ESPN’s Darren Rovell. A scout was present for the workout, and the team showed interest in Tebow afterward, the sources said.
Tebow, 29, won the Heisman Trophy and two national championships with the University of Florida and was drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos in 2010. He has not played in the NFL since 2012 with the New York Jets. He went to training camp with the New England Patriots in 2013 and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 but was cut before the season each time.
Tebow’s desire to play professional baseball has been met with mixed reaction. After the news of his intentions was announced, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones poked fun at him on Twitter. Former Broncos teammate and current Jets receiver Eric Decker, meanwhile, said he was confident that Tebow would at least land a minor league contract.