Latest Update on Tony Pollard is Concerning News for Cowboys

The latest injury update on RB Tony Pollard brings concerning news for the Dallas Cowboys.
The latest injury update on RB Tony Pollard brings concerning news for the Dallas Cowboys. / Harry How/GettyImages

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard didn't practice at all this week due to him suffering a torn plantar fascia in his left foot during Week 13. While he hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's clash against the Washington Football Team, his latest injury update brings concerning news.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday morning that while Pollard could still play in Week 14, "there isn’t a lot of optimism for it." His status is expected to be a game-time decision.

Tony Pollard Injury Update

If Pollard sits against Washington, his absence will surely be felt in Dallas' backfield. The former fourth-round pick has averaged 5.7 yards on his last 35 carries in his last four games, which includes his impressive 58-yard touchdown in Week 13.

Even if Pollard plays through his injury, Ezekiel Elliott will likely see most of the rushing opportunities against Washington. The 26-year-old will be looking to turn his season around after rushing for 51 or fewer yards in each of his last six games.

Regardless of what the Cowboys' backfield looks like, they'll be up against a Washington squad that's turned things around. WFT has allowed an average of just 73.7 rushing yards over their last three games, ranking third-best league-wide during that span.

Dallas and Washington square off at 1 p.m. EST, so we should know more about Pollard's status as the morning goes on. Meanwhile, FanDuel Sportsbook is currently favoring the Cowboys as the 6.5-point favorites.

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