Ahead of Ezekiel Elliott’s first team practice since June, I’m told the plan right now is about 20-25 reps on Sunday, rookie Tony Pollard behind him and FB Jamize Olawale as your best blitz pickup guy on 3rd downs. Things can always change but this is the plan heading into today.
The plan might be to hold Ezekiel Elliott to 20-25 snaps, but much will depend on his conditioning. If Elliott truly is near game shape, his time on the field could easily rise. This number is likely Elliott's floor this week, but also puts Tony Pollard into play as a flex option on the surface.
Jerry Jones added that Tony Pollard still has a lot of work to do, specifically in pass protection, where he missed a blitz pickup that got quarterback Dak Prescott hit.
Still, Pollard, a fourth-round pick out of Memphis who also returns kickoffs, has impressed the Cowboys so far in camp. And he might just be the Week 1 starter, if the Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott don’t come to terms on a new contract.
All along, Pollard has been the favorite to see passing-down action for the Cowboys and the thought was he could even hold his own in PPR leagues. Pollard's stock seems to be still on the rise, especially with Elliott still holding out.
Oct 12, 2018 · 7:31 PM EDT
Cowboys RB Jamize Olawale (shoulder) took full practice reps all week.
Oct 11, 2018 · 7:19 PM EDT
Cowboys RB Jamize Olawale (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday.