Cowboys’ Elliott sits as precaution after minor car crash

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) walks off the field carrying his helmet after an NFL football organized team activities practice at the team's training facility, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was a passenger in a minor car accident and is missing the first three offseason practices as a precaution.

Elliott, the 2016 NFL rushing champion as a rookie, bumped his head in the crash Sunday night, but running backs coach Gary Brown said Wednesday that Elliott doesn’t have a concussion.

Coach Jason Garrett said Elliott would miss the third practice of the week Thursday after sitting the first two sessions with soreness and neck stiffness. Garrett said Elliott was expected to practice next week.

Elliott, who made the All-Pro team after Dallas drafted him No. 4 overall last year, finished with 1,631 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns, both club rookie records.

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