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Sewo Olonilua

Dallas Cowboys
Running Back #45
Dallas Cowboys
Running Back #45

Sewo Olonilua News

Moves to injured reserve

Olonilua (neck) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Olonilua was already ruled out for the preseason, and the shift to injured reserve will prevent him from taking the field in 2021, unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team. He appeared in two games for the Cowboys last season and exclusively played special teams.

Aug 17, 2021 10:24 PM EST


Will miss preseason

Olonilua (neck) is set to miss the preseason due to an injury sustained in the Hall of Fame Game against Pittsburgh, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Coach Mike McCarthy said he doesn't have an exact timetable for Olonilua's return, but that "it's going to be a while." The second-year pro was enjoying a strong training camp prior to suffering his current injury.

Aug 11, 2021 12:08 PM EST



Sidelined indefinitely

Olonilua sustained a neck injury during Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Steelers.

Analysis: The Cowboys haven't yet established a timetable for Olonilua's return, but the team expects him to miss considerable time. The second-year fullback had impressed early in camp and recorded a 17-yard reception prior to his injury Thursday.

Aug 8, 2021 8:55 PM EST


Bumped up from practice squad

Olonilua was activated from the Cowboys' practice squad Saturday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The TCU product was activated last week for a win over the 49ers as well, though he ultimately didn't see any offensive role. Olonilua is likely to fill a special-teams position Week 16 against the Eagles unless injuries above him on the running back depth chart call for an uptick in offensive involvement.

Dec 26, 2020 11:50 AM EST


Goes back to practice squad

Olonilua reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The TCU product saw his only action on special teams, garnering 25 snaps during a 41-33 win over San Francisco. Olonilua has been uninvolved in the ground attack for Dallas after collecting 537 rushing yards and eight rushing scores for the Horned Frogs last season.

Dec 21, 2020 5:23 PM EST



Dips back down to practice squad

Olonilua reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The 22-year-old was added to the 53-man roster ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Steelers, though he ultimately was made inactive for the contest. Olonilua remains without a regular-season appearance since initially joining the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in late April.

Nov 9, 2020 6:00 PM EST


Rises to active roster

The Cowboys elevated Olonilua to the active roster Saturday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: The undrafted rookie out of TCU looks poised to make his NFL debut. Olonilua played fullback in college and is listed at 6-foot-3, 240 pounds, so he's expected to fill a similar role Sunday against the Steelers. Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) is expected to sit out, too, so he could handle a couple of touches in short-yardage situations, while Tony Pollard handles a bulk of the backfield reps.

Nov 7, 2020 1:40 PM EST


Gets practice squad spot

The Cowboys signed Olonilua to the practice squad Sunday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Olonilua spent the offseason with Dallas after having gone undrafted in April. The rookie fullback out of TCU could be a candidate for activation if he can quickly impress on the practice squad, as the Cowboys don't currently have a fullback on the active roster.

Sep 8, 2020 2:23 PM EST


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