Corey Clement

Dallas Cowboys
Running Back #30
Dallas Cowboys
Running Back #30

Corey Clement News

Sees limited touches in 2021

Clement finished the regular season with 33 carries for 140 rushing yards and six catches on seven targets for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: While he suited up for all 17 games in his first season with Dallas, Clement was mainly used on special teams and saw double-digit snaps on offense only three times. He was able to score his only TD against his former club the Eagles in Week 18, however. A free agent in the offseason, Clement could return to the Cowboys but will fill a depth role in the backfield wherever he ends up in 2022.

Jan 19, 2022 12:30 PM EST


Scores versus Eagles

Clement rushed seven times for 58 yards and caught all four of his targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 51-26 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Clement enjoyed an expanded role with Tony Pollard (foot) unavailable. Although starter Ezekiel Elliott led the Cowboys with 19 touches, Clement made an impressive impact with his 11, totaling a season-high 80 yards while scoring for the first time with an eight-yard reception to begin the fourth quarter. Despite Pollard potentially being set to return for next weekend's playoff game, Clement's performance Saturday emphasizes Dallas' depth at tailback heading into the postseason.

Jan 9, 2022 7:31 AM EST



Poised for bigger workload Week 18

Clement may be in line for more work alongside Ezekiel Elliott on Saturday at Philadelphia with Tony Pollard (foot) unavailable for the contest, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Pollard logged limited practices during Week 18 prep and was given a questionable tag on Thursday's injury report. However, the Cowboys ruled him out Friday, giving him a week of rest ahead of the postseason. Clement hasn't had many chances to produce behind Elliott and Pollard this season, as he's averaged 3.2 yards on his 26 carries and posted two catches (on three targets) for seven yards in 16 games. Still, when he stepped in as the No. 2 RB for Pollard in Week 13 at Washington, he turned 14 touches into 46 total yards.

Jan 7, 2022 3:55 PM EST


Handles four carries in win

Clement carried the ball four times for 18 yards in Sunday's 56-14 win over Washington.

Analysis: Clement played on just seven of the Cowboys' 73 offensive snaps in the contest. The veteran's biggest play, however, came on specials teams when he blocked a punt that was recovered for a Dallas touchdown. Corey Clement should continue to operate as the team's No. 3 back behind Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard going forward, limiting his ability to produce for fantasy purposes.

Dec 27, 2021 1:46 PM EST


Should retain small role Week 15

Clement is expected to play some snaps on offense Sunday against the Giants while serving as the No. 3 back behind Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard (foot), Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Clement elevated to the No. 2 role for last week's win over Washington while Pollard sat out with a torn plantar fascia in his left foot, finishing the day with 13 carries for 44 yards to go with one two-yard reception. Though Clement hasn't typically had a role in the game plan when both Elliott and Pollard are active, since the latter two have been nursing injuries of late, the Wisconsin product looks like he'll get a couple reps in an effort to lessen their workloads. Clement is still unlikely to see enough touches to make for a reliable fantasy option, even in most deeper leagues.

Dec 19, 2021 9:01 AM EST



Solid numbers as No. 2 back

Clement carried the ball 13 times for 44 yards and caught one of two targets for two yards in Sunday's win over Washington.

Analysis: With Tony Pollard (foot) sidelined, Clement stepped in as Dallas' No. 2 running back and actually saw one more touch than Ezekiel Elliott, although neither RB was efficient. It's not yet clear if Pollard will be ready to return in Week 15 against the Giants, so Clement could again find himself with a fairly substantial role in the offense.

Dec 13, 2021 10:48 AM EST


Seeing action late in blowout

Clement carried the ball six times for 20 yards and caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

Analysis: It was the most work the former Eagle has seen in a game yet for the Cowboys, but Clement's touches came in the fourth quarter of a blowout win. As long as Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard are healthy, Clement's primary value to Dallas will come on special teams.

Nov 15, 2021 10:06 AM EST


Absent from injury report

Clement (illness) is not listed on the Cowboys' final injury report heading into Sunday's matchup with the Falcons, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Clement missed consecutive practices earlier in the week due to an illness before logging a full workload Friday. Barring any setbacks, look for him to take on his usual role on special teams, as well as providing depth at running back.

Nov 12, 2021 3:57 PM EST


Absent from practice

Clement (illness) didn't participate in Thursday's practice session, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Clement was held out of practice for a second straight day as he continues to deal with an illness. If he hopes to suit up Sunday against Atlanta, he'll likely need to practice in some form Friday.

Nov 11, 2021 3:00 PM EST


Defects

Clement is signing a one-year deal with Dallas, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Clement will come to Dallas as the No. 3 back, unlikely to get snaps on offense unless Ezekiel Elliott or Tony Pollard suffers an injury or the Cowboys are in the closing minutes of a blowout. Clement mostly figures to make his mark on special teams -- something he did for the Eagles in 2017 before emerging as an unlikely rookie hero in the Super Bowl. While he hasn't done anything of interest to fantasy managers since his debut campaign, Clement did log 268 snaps on special teams for the Eagles last year. He then landed with the Giants this offseason, but Big Blue settled on Devontae Booker and Gary Brightwell as the depth options behind Saquon Barkley (knee). Meanwhile, Clement has now been rostered by three of the four NFC East teams this calendar year.

Sep 1, 2021 3:13 PM EST


Cut free by G-Men

The Giants cut Clement on Tuesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Early camp reports hinted at Clement pushing Devontae Booker for a backup role, but it instead seems the former Eagle was surpassed by rookie sixth-round pick Gary Brightwell. Clement can block, catch passes and play special teams; it's his lack of explosiveness as a runner that seems to be the issue.

Aug 31, 2021 9:05 AM EST


Gets four carries

Clement rushed four times for 24 yards in Sunday's 22-20 preseason loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Clement outplayed starter Devontae Booker, who finished with just 17 yards on eight total touches. Nonetheless, as the regular season approaches, it still appears Booker is the favorite to serve as Saquon Barkley's (knee) top understudy. However, if Barkley is slowed at all, Clement could find more opportunities to see the field, beginning with Week 1's matchup versus the Broncos.

Aug 29, 2021 6:31 PM EST


Leads in carries

Clement rushed nine times for 30 yards in Sunday's 17-13 preseason loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Clement entered the game after Devontae Booker started and managed 40 yards and a touchdown from eight touches over New York's first two drives. Although Clement protected the ball after fumbling in his first preseason outing, Booker's superior performance should keep him as the Giants' top backup behind Saquon Barkley heading into next weekend's exhibition finale.

Aug 22, 2021 1:32 PM EST


Making bid for backup role

Clement is outperforming Devontae Booker at Giants training camp, according to Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger.

Analysis: With Saquon Barkley (knee) on the PUP list, Booker has mostly worked as the top running back in practice, as was expected after he signed a two-year, $6 million contract in March. Clement settled for a one-year, $990,000 deal a couple months later, but it sounds like he's now pushing Booker for what could be the Week 1 starting job (if Barkley isn't ready). The Giants also have Alfred Morris and rookie sixth-round pick Gary Brightwell in the backfield, though the latter reportedly hasn't seen many reps on offense at training camp.

Aug 6, 2021 12:04 PM EST


Signs with Big Blue

Clement has signed a contract with the Giants, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Clement appeared in 15 games with the Eagles last season but played a minimal role on offense, totaling just 26 touches. He featured more prominently on special teams, where Clement has some experience returning punts and kicks. Clement's versatility should give him the inside track when it comes to securing a spot on the Giants' roster, but he'll need to earn that spot in preseason.

May 16, 2021 7:10 AM EST


Mostly sees special-teams duty

Clement finished the 2020 season with 20 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown while adding five catches on six targets for 25 more yards.

Analysis: Clement was only involved in the offense when Miles Sanders was out. Even then, it was only minimal involvement as pint-sized Boston Scott took over as the lead back in those several games. The 27-year-old former Super Bowl hero now heads into unrestricted free agency.

Jan 21, 2021 12:25 AM EST


No offensive role Sunday

Clement didn't play an offensive snap during Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: The 26-year-old has two carries for 11 yards and a touchdown while playing only five offensive snaps since Miles Sanders returned Week 10. Clement should continue to see sporadic offensive opportunities while Sanders and Boston Scott remain healthy.

Dec 8, 2020 3:28 PM EST


Lifted from COVID list

The Eagles activated Clement from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.

Analysis: Clement was a high-risk close contact when he was placed on the list. The 26-year-old running back will be available for Monday's game against the Seahawks. The Wisconsin product isn't expected to play much if Boston Scott (abdomen) is active.

Nov 27, 2020 1:47 PM EST


Moves to COVID list

Clement was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Analysis: Upon discovering Thursday morning that a player within the organization tested positive for COVID-19, Philadelphia shifted a total of five players to the inactive list -- including fellow depth skill-position players J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and John Hightower. The 26-year-old Clement has not been heavily integrated into the offense this season, collecting 19 rush attempts and four receptions over his nine appearances. He missed 12 games last year after being placed on IR with a shoulder injury.

Nov 19, 2020 4:01 PM EST


Just one snap Sunday

Clement rushed once for five yards in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Clement is primarily a special-teams player with Miles Sanders now back healthy. Even in the three games this season in which the 26-year-old has seen double-digit snaps, he has failed to top six carries or 24 rushing yards.

Nov 17, 2020 12:12 AM EST


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