Pollard registered 31 rushing yards on 10 carries, also corralling two of his four targets for nine receiving yards during Monday's 38-10 loss to Arizona.
After Ezekiel Elliott lost two fumbles in a game for the first time in his NFL career, Pollard handled seven of the Cowboys' final 11 RB touches to close out the first half. Pollard's 12 offensive touches on the night outpaced his previous season high of eight, but the uptick in involvement can largely be attributed to game script, as Dallas fell into a 28-3 hole by the midpoint of the third quarter. Elliott is expected to garner a higher proportion of the RB workload next week in what figures to be a more tightly contested game, on the road against Washington.
Pollard carried the ball six times for 30 yards and caught two of three targets for two yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.
The eight touches were a season high for the Cowboys' No. 2 running back, although Pollard made little impact with them. The Dallas offense could look very different Week 6 with Dak Prescott (ankle) lost for the season, and if more emphasis is put on the ground game, Pollard could start to see 8-10 touches per game on a more consistent basis.
Pollard carried the ball three times for 16 yards and a touchdown and caught one of two targets for 16 yards in Sunday's loss to the Browns.
The 32 scrimmage yards tied his season high, while the TD was his first of 2020. Ezekiel Elliott continues to see the bulk of the work in the Dallas backfield, but his recent difficulty holding onto the ball -- both in terms of dropped passes and fumbles -- could open the door for Pollard to get more touches going forward.
Pollard did not receive a carry and caught his only target for a five-yard loss in Sunday's 38-31 defeat at the hands of the Seahawks.
Ezekiel Elliott did not have a good game, committing numerous drops, slipping in his own end zone for a safety, and averaging only 2.4 yards a carry, but even in those circumstances Pollard didn't get a chance to make an impact. It seems as though it will take an injury to Elliott for the Cowboys' No. 2 running back to have any kind of fantasy value.
Pollard rushed for six yards on two carries and caught his only target for three yards in Sunday's comeback win over the Falcons.
Ezekiel Elliott once again saw a heavy workload with 28 touches, leaving little action left over for Pollard aside from his duties on kickoffs, which produced 106 yards on five returns. The second-year back will need to bide his time and wait for a game with a more favorable script before getting a chance to make an impact.
Pollard gained 10 yards on two carries and caught two of three targets for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.
Ezekiel Elliott logged 22 totes and three catches on four targets, leaving little work left over for Pollard. The second-year back did pick up 48 yards on two kickoff returns, but his role in the offense could be minimal this year unless Elliott is injured, or game flow allows Pollard some garbage-time touches.
Coach Mike McCarthy said he won't discuss his usage of Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
It seems reporters were probing McCarthy about the possibility of Pollard taking on a larger role in his second pro season. It would be a reasonable plan, especially on passing downs, but there's no doubt Elliott will dominate the carries as long as he's healthy. Elliott mentioned that pass catching was his main focus this offseason, perhaps cognizant that he could be in danger of losing some of that work to Pollard. The 2019 fourth-round pick was limited to 15-107-1 on 20 targets as a rookie, but he actually had more receiving yards (1,292) than rushing yards (941) in this three seasons at Memphis. A larger role for Pollard might push Elliott down to mid-to-low-RB1 territory for fantasy purposes, rather than his accustomed high-end RB1 status. Meanwhile, Pollard is one of the more valuable backup running backs, sitting one Zeke injury away from a potential three-down role in a highly promising offense.
Pollard finished the 2019 season with 86 carries for 455 yards and two touchdowns while catching 15 of 20 targets for 107 receiving yards and an additional score.
He also chipped in 245 yards on kickoff returns for good measure. Ezekiel Elliott's preseason holdout created a small window this fall in which it looked like the 2019 fourth-round pick could be the Cowboys' No. 1 running back, and Pollard gave glimpses of what that might have looked like during two huge performances against the Dolphins in Week 3 and the Rams in Week 15. In fact, 51.4 percent of Pollard's rushing yards on the year came in those two games. With Elliott and his giant contract locked in atop the depth chart heading into 2020, Pollard once again figures to be the first option off the bench when the team's bell cow needs a breather. Pollard's big-play potential could still give him fantasy value in the right matchups.
Pollard carried the ball twice for zero yards, returned two kicks for 41 yards and lost a fumble during Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
Pollard's fumble during the third quarter ended a 10-play drive for the Cowboys, and he didn't touch the ball again on offense. The 22-year-old had 12 rushes for 131 yards and one touchdown Week 15, illustrating his volatility as a low-volume fantasy option.
Pollard carried the ball 12 times for 131 yards and a touchdown and caught both his targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 44-21 win over the Rams.
With Dallas leading 28-7 at halftime, Pollard saw increased opportunities in the second half and made the most of them, breaking off a 44-yard TD scamper in the fourth quarter for the Cowboys' final points. The rookie RB topped the century mark for the second time this season, and both times he's done it while Ezekiel Elliott was also compiling triple-digit rushing yards (the other game being Week 3's win over Miami). Pollard remains a risky fantasy option due to his usual low touch volume, but he remains a big-play threat for the Cowboys heading into next Sunday's crucial clash with the Eagles.
Pollard (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Pollard opened the week with a cap on his reps, but his ability to handle every rep Thursday paves the way for him to return to action Sunday against the Rams following a one-game absence. Working behind Ezekiel Elliott, Pollard likely is in line for the four touches per game he received in the nine games prior to his Week 14 DNP.
Pollard (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Pollard sat out the Week 14 loss to the Bears due to an ankle injury but appears to be trending in the right direction for Sunday's tilt against the Rams. The rookie fourth-round pick will have two more opportunities to increase his practice activity and avoid an injury tag entirely for Week 15. If he's indeed cleared to play this weekend, Pollard will reprise his usual backup role behind Ezekiel Elliott.
Coach Jason Garrett said Pollard (ankle) "should be able to play" in the Cowboys' next game Dec. 15 against the Rams, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
After failing to practice Tuesday and Wednesday due to an ankle issue, Pollard didn't suit up Thursday in Chicago, leaving the backfield solely in the hands of starter Ezekiel Elliott. It was notable that fullback Jamize Olawale didn't get a single carry and was targeted just once on his 11 offensive snaps, despite the potential opportunity at hand. If Pollard returns to action Week 15, he likely will be afforded his typical handful of touches.
Pollard (ankle) is listed as inactive Thursday at Chicago, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Pollard ended Week 14 prep in a precarious position, being held out Tuesday and Wednesday due to an ankle injury. Despite the Cowboys not bolstering the backfield prior to kickoff, the team has opted to keep Pollard in street clothes. As a result, FB Jamize Olawale is the only back available to the offense aside from workhorse Ezekiel Elliott.
Pollard (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game in Chicago, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Pollard didn't make an appearance on the Cowboys' Week 14 injury report until Tuesday, capping it with back-to-back absences from practice. After Ezekiel Elliott, fullback Jamize Olawale is the only other backfield option on the Cowboys' 53-man roster, so the team would show its hand with Pollard if it makes an addition to the backfield before Thursday's kickoff.
Pollard (ankle) didn't practice Tuesday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Pollard was added to the Cowboys' Week 14 injury report Tuesday, so his status for Thursday's game against the Bears will be worth monitoring. Pollard remains firmly behind Ezekiel Elliott on the Cowboys' running back depth chart, which limits his fantasy ceiling, but he does remain useful as an insurance policy in the event that Elliott suffers an injury down the stretch.
Pollard carried the ball four times for 19 yards and caught three of four targets for nine yards in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
The weather was miserable in Foxborough, and while Pollard saw his highest touch volume since he got eight carries Week 7 against the Eagles, the rookie wasn't able to turn them into much yardage. With his role increasing, however, Pollard could have some big-play potential in Week 13's home tilt against the Bills.
Pollard carried the ball twice for 12 yards and caught all four of his targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Lions. He also added a two-point conversion.
The rookie running back had his best game yet as a pass catcher and topped 50 scrimmage yards for the first time since his huge Week 3 performance against Miami. Pollard remains firmly behind Ezekiel Elliott on the depth chart, but if offensive coordinator Kellen Moore is committed to getting the dynamic back more touches, Pollard could have deep-league value down the stretch.
Pollard lost four yards on his only carry in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
The rookie RB saw only three snaps on offense, a somewhat surprising number given how little success Ezekiel Elliott was having. Since his huge performance against Miami in Week 3, Pollard hasn't topped 30 scrimmage yards in a game, and his only fantasy utility at this point is as Elliott's handcuff.
Polland carried the ball three times for 21 yards and caught one of three targets for nine yards in Monday's win over the Giants.
Surprisingly, the Cowboys' No. 2 RB saw some early red-zone touches rather than being used later in the game to give Ezekiel Elliott a breather, but after Pollard dropped a screen pass that could have resulted in a TD, he was mostly relegated to the bench once again. The rookie now has 230 rushing yards with an impressive 4.8 YPC and one TD on the year, while catching five of seven targets for 37 yards.
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