Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard has been the overall fantasy RB4 so far this season and should have another productive game in Week 4 despite a tough matchup against the New England Patriots. New England has been excellent at stopping the running game this season, but Pollard usually has the touches and the talent to make it through any defense. His upside is a little capped this week, but he retains a solid floor and is an easy RB1 despite the difficult matchup.
Sep 28, 2023 5:46 PM EST
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard was heavily involved once again in a Week 3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Pollard ran the ball 23 times, gaining 122 yards. He was unable to find the end zone, but he did break off a long run of 31 yards. Pollard wasn't a factor in the passing game, as he turned three targets into three catches for a total of negative one yard. While fantasy managers would have loved for Pollard to find the end zone, a 100-yard game usually doesn't hurt. He'll be an RB1 option once again in Week 4 when the Cowboys take on the New England Patriots.
Sep 24, 2023 9:11 PM EST
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard is a strong fantasy option in Week 3 despite a tough matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Pollard has been the overall RB6 through the first two weeks of the season, but he hasn't done much in terms of breaking tackles (43rd out of 48) or yards after contact (32nd). Still, the volume of his workload and the general effectiveness of the Cowboys offense makes him a good bet to put up RB1 numbers even though the Cardinals defense has been strong against the run this year.
Sep 21, 2023 1:51 PM EST
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard was solid but inefficient in a Week 2 win over the New York Jets. Pollard ran the ball 25 times, gaining 72 scoreless yards. He also made seven catches for another 37 yards. His eight targets were second on the team and of course his 25 carries were the most. Being used as a true feature back despite the Cowboys saying he wouldn't be, Pollard should have many better weeks than this one, which wasn't even bad. He'll be an easy RB1 option in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Sep 17, 2023 8:10 PM EST
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard is set for another strong performance in Week 2 against the New York Jets. Pollard got off to a great start in Week 1, scoring twice in the 40-0 annihilation of the Giants. While the Jets defense should pose more of a challenge, Pollard will still see plenty of carries and the powerful Cowboys defense should give their offense plenty of short fields and scoring opportunities. Pollard is a weekly top-five fantasy running back.
Sep 14, 2023 4:44 PM EST
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard scored two touchdowns in a 40-0 Week 1 rout of the New York Giants. Pollard ran the ball 14 times, gaining 70 yards and scoring short touchdowns from one and two yards out. The Cowboys were in control throughout this game, so Pollard ceded 15 carries to other running backs. In closer games, he figures to be more of the focal point of the running game, which could lead to even bigger games. Still, fantasy managers will happily take two touchdowns from the Cowboys new starter.
Sep 11, 2023 2:11 AM EST
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard is set for a big performance in a Week 1 game against the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football. Pollard enters the year as the undisputed starter in the Cowboys backfield and gets to start his season off against a Giants defense that was 22nd in the league against opposing running backs. While Pollard is coming off a leg injury suffered in January, all reports seem to state that he's back to full health. He's a solid runner and excels in the passing game. Pollard should be an easy RB1 most weeks this season.
Sep 7, 2023 1:35 PM EST
The big question this year is will the Dallas Cowboys keep running back Tony Pollard's usage the same as it's been in previous years in an effort to maintain his production, or will they put more on his plate with Ezekiel Elliott gone? The Athletic's Saad Yousuf believes the end result will be something in the middle, which should equate to a new career-high in touches for Pollard, but not as many as Elliott saw when he was at the height of his career in Dallas. Since the Cowboys took Pollard in the fourth round in 2019, his usage has revolved around supplementing Elliott. The 26-year-old is also coming off a significant ankle injury, but he appears to be fully and should be Dallas' unquestioned lead back in 2023, making him a midrange RB1 in fantasy.
Sep 5, 2023 11:22 AM EST
Pollard said Wednesday the plan is for him to be eased into training camp but that he feels "pretty much at 100 percent," Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Jul 26, 2023 7:31 AM EST
Pollard (ankle) is medically cleared for the start of training camp, Patrick Walker of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Jul 25, 2023 12:54 PM EST
Pollard (ankle) and the Cowboys did not agree on long-term contract prior to Monday's 4:00 p.m. ET deadline for franchise-tagged players, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Jul 17, 2023 1:09 PM EST
Pollard (ankle) and the Cowboys are not expected to agree to terms on a long-term contract by Monday's 4:00 p.m. ET deadline, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.
Jul 17, 2023 9:49 AM EST
Pollard (ankle) said Thursday he's ahead of schedule in his recovery and plans to be ready for the start of training camp, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Jun 1, 2023 12:35 PM EST
Pollard (ankle) has been participating in reduced-tempo OTA practices, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
May 25, 2023 10:13 AM EST
Pollard carried the ball seven times for 19 yards and failed to catch his only target in Sunday's 26-6 loss to the Commanders.
Jan 8, 2023 8:24 PM EST
Pollard (thigh) practiced in full Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Jan 4, 2023 1:13 PM EST
Head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Pollard (thigh) will practice Wednesday, Patrik Walker of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Jan 2, 2023 1:43 PM EST
Pollard (thigh) is listed as inactive Thursday at Tennessee, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Dec 29, 2022 3:48 PM EST
Pollard (thigh) remains listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Titans, but the Cowboys plan to make him inactive for the Week 17 contest, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Dec 29, 2022 9:58 AM EST
Pollard (thigh), who is officially listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Titans, will have to prove his health in pre-game workouts to avoid being inactive, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Dec 29, 2022 6:44 AM EST