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Dallas running back is not getting distracted

Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott
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Dallas ensured they stayed on Philadelphia's tail in the NFC East with a valuable victory over Washington last week and they should give an indication of whether they are capable of making a Super Bowl push this season when Kansas City head to Texas.

The Cowboys are two wins behind the Eagles but their hopes of winning the division will remain high as they still have to play the leaders home and away. 

The Chiefs steadied the ship with a victory over Denver last week following defeats to Pittsburgh and Oakland and have been the punters' friends in covering the handicap in six of their eight matches.

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Only Houston and the LA Rams headed into Week Nine with a higher number of average points per game than the Chiefs' 29.5 and that goes a long way to explaining why the points line is a hefty 53.5.

However, all eyes will remain on Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott, who looks set to play while the legal row concerning his potential six-match suspension rumbles on.

He showed no signs of allowing the situation to affect his play against Washington when he scored two touchdowns and chalked up 150 rushing yards.

Elliott looks likely to be used extensively while he is still at coach Jason Garrett's disposal and 3-1 for him to score at least two touchdowns against the Chiefs looks enticing.

E Elliott to score two or more touchdowns
1pt 3-1 Betfair, Paddy Power

The lowdown
Venue AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Surface Artificial
Weather Partly cloudy, 26C
Vegas handicap Kansas City +2.5
Points line 53.5

Team news
Kansas City
The Chiefs will be without linebacker Dee Ford and wide receiver Albert Wilson, while linebacker Justin Houston is questionable with a knee injury.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott continues to contest his six-match suspension and remains available. Wide receiver Cole Beasley could feature after concussion while defensive tackle Maliek Collins is questionable with a foot injury.

Key stat
Kansas City have covered the handicap in nine of their last ten away games.

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Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott looks set to play while the legal row concerning his potential six-match suspension rumbles on
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