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Top Jamize Olawale News

  • Jamize Olawale: Let go by Cowboys

    The Cowboys released Olawale on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Olawale opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than a year removed from his last competitive action and set to turn 32 years old before the start of the 2021 season, Olawale could struggle to win a spot on a Week 1 roster.

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  • Cowboys' Jamize Olawale: Not suiting up in 2020

    Olawale decided to opt out of the 2020 season, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

    Olawale has served as the Cowboys' No. 1 fullback the past two seasons, but he's recorded just two touches (both catches) while logging most of his time on special teams. In particular, he tied for fifth on the team with five coverage tackles last year. Olawale's decision leaves the Cowboys with undrafted rookie Sewo Olonilua as the only fullback on the roster.

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  • Cowboys' Jamize Olawale: Gets 2020 contract option

    The Cowboys have picked up the 2020 option on Olawale's contract, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Olawale served as the Cowboys' fullback the past two seasons, logging 232 snaps on offense and 539 on special teams in 32 games. He caught two passes in 2018 and finished the 2019 campaign without a single touch.

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  • Cowboys' Jamize Olawale: No touches in 2019

    Olawale played all 16 games during the 2019 season but failed to receive a touch on offense.

    New offensive coordinator Kellen Moore didn't put any more value on the fullback position than Scott Linehan had the year before, and Olawale saw roughly the same workload on offense and special teams as he had in 2018, getting zero carries and failing to haul in either of his two targets. He has two years remaining on his current contract, but with the Cowboys potentially switching offensive schemes again under new head coach Mike McCarthy, there's no guarantee Olawale will fit into the team's 2020 plans, even in a blocking role.

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  • Cowboys' Jamize Olawale: First touch of season on tap?

    Olawale may serve as Ezekiel Elliott's primary backup for Thursday's game at Chicago with Tony Pollard (ankle) inactive, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

    Pollard didn't practice Tuesday or Wednesday due to an ankle issue, which is severe enough to sideline him for the first time this season. The Cowboys don't have any backs on the 53-man aside from Elliott and Olawale, meaning the latter could receive his first touch of the season if the workhorse needs a breather.

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  • Cowboys' Jamize Olawale: Plays six snaps in win

    Olawale played six offensive snaps in Monday night's win over the Giants.

    He also saw 17 snaps on special teams, which has been his primary role so far this season. The 30-year-old has just one target and no catches or carries on the year.

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  • Cowboys' Jamize Olawale: Back with Dallas

    Olawale agreed Wednesday to a new contract with the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Olawale was mostly used as a blocking back and special-teams contributor in 2018, with two receptions for 13 yards representing his only touches in 16 games. The 29-year-old should resume his role as the starting fullback for the Cowboys in 2019 but will likely handle only a limited snap count on offense in most contests.

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  • Cowboys' Jamize Olawale: Quiet in playoff loss

    Olawale played seven offensive snaps during Saturday's playoff loss to the Rams. He finished up the regular season with two catches on four targets for 13 yards.

    Olawale played 114 offensive snaps during the regular season but did not log a single rushing attempt. The veteran fullback did most of his damage as a blocker on passing downs, while also playing a limited role on special teams. The 29-year-old is set to enter free agency this offseason.

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  • Cowboys' Jamize Olawale: Appears in third preseason game

    Olawale logged 10 offensive snaps during Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

    Olawale wasn't given a carry, but it was still good to see him out there after he hurt his arm in a recent practice. The North Texas product remains the only true fullback on the Cowboys' roster and has a solid chance of making the team's final 53-man roster.

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  • Cowboys' Jamize Olawale: Exits practice with injury

    Olawale exited Wednesday's practice with an injury to his right arm, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    The extent of Olawale's injury isn't clear, but initial reports indicated that the fullback may only be dealing with a stinger. We should know more sooner than later.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 242 lbs
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Age: 32
School: North Texas
Experience: 8