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26 Darius Jackson RB

Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
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Player Updates

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Cowboys' Darius Jackson: Facing competition from rookies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys drafted Tony Pollard (fourth round) and Mike Weber (seventh round) to compete with Jackson for depth roles in the backfield, Patrick Conn of WFAA ABC Dallas reports.

Weber was a between-the-tackles grinder at Ohio State, while Pollard mostly made his impact at Memphis on receptions and kick returns. Both players give Jackson viable competition for the No. 2 running back job vacated by Rod Smith, who remains unsigned as an unrestricted free agent. The winner of the battle will have some handcuff appeal for Ezekiel Elliott owners, though Dallas likely would turn to a committee if the superstar runner were to miss time with an injury. Jackson spent most of 2018 on the Dallas practice squad, playing two games for the Packers in September and two for the Cowboys in December. He's a workout warrior who only had one productive season at Eastern Michigan before coming off the board in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Cowboys' Darius Jackson: Silent in playoff loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson did not play a single snap during Saturday's playoff loss to the Rams. He finished up the regular season with six carries for 16 yards across two games with the Cowboys.

Jackson failed to bring in his lone target during the 2018 season. He spent the first four weeks with the Packers, but did not log a single snap before being waived by the team. On Dec. 22 Jackson joined Dallas' active roster, and played a depth role during the team's final two games of the regular season. The 25-year-old, who was originally drafted by the Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, will likely need to impress on special teams this offseason in order to earn a depth role in 2019.

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Cowboys' Darius Jackson: Will get some run Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson and Rod Smith are expected to split reps at running back Sunday against the Giants with Ezekiel Elliott slated to be rested for the contest, team sources tell Jane Slater of NFL Network.

After receiving a promotion from the practice squad Dec. 22, Jackson was limited to a special-teams role in his 2018 debut with Dallas in last week's win over the Buccaneers. With the Cowboys clinching the NFC East with the victory and now locked in as the conference's No. 4 seed in the playoffs regardless of how the games play out Sunday, there's little incentive for Dallas to expose Elliott to injury in a meaningless regular-season finale. That will open the door for Jackson to get a chance to showcase his skills, though his brief time on the active roster likely means that Smith, who has suited up in all 15 games as Elliott's top backup, will earn the larger share of the backfield touches.

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Cowboys' Darius Jackson: Joins active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was promoted from the practice squad Saturday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Jackson will provide depth to the Cowboys' backfield, although it seems unlikely he'll surpass Ezekiel Elliott or Rod Smith for carries unless something drastic occurs. Jackson's role could become more prominent in Week 17 if the Cowboys clinch a playoff spot this Sunday against the Buccaneers.

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Darius Jackson: Back with Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson signed with the Cowboys' practice squad Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Jackson spent the preseason with the Cowboys before ultimately being released during final roster cut downs. The Packers scooped him up, and Jackson appeared in two games for Green Bay, though he failed to register an offensive statistic.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/9/18CHI0000
29/16/18MIN0000
39/23/18WAS0000
49/30/18BUF0000
1612/23/18TB0000
1712/30/18NYG61640
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2016Cleveland Browns0000---0000
2016Dallas Cowboys0000---0000
2017Cleveland Browns0000---0000
2018Dallas Cowboys206162.74000
2018Green Bay Packers2000---0000
TOTAL406162.74000
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2016Cleveland Browns0000---00000
2016Dallas Cowboys0000---00000
2017Cleveland Browns0000---00000
2018Dallas Cowboys2000---00000
2018Green Bay Packers2000---00000
TOTAL4000---00000
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2016Cleveland Browns000---000
2016Dallas Cowboys000---000
2017Cleveland Browns000---000
2018Dallas Cowboys249022.52700
2018Green Bay Packers200---000
TOTAL449022.52700
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/220
Birthdate:
12/1/1993
Age:
25
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO, USA
School:
Eastern Michigan
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: