Elliott opened SNF on bench for disciplinary reasons

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott began Week 13's Sunday Night Football on the bench as a disciplinary measure, owner Jerry Jones revealed after the game.

Jones said the related issue wasn't significant.

Backup running back Tony Pollard filled in for the Cowboys' first six offensive snaps versus the Indianapolis Colts, marking the first time Elliott didn't start a game in which he played. Elliott trotted onto the field for the fourth play of Dallas' second series.

Elliott still finished the contest with a team-high 17 carries, running for 77 yards with a touchdown.

The Cowboys dismantled the Colts in the Sunday nightcap, winning 54-19 to bump their record to 9-3.

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