Tony Pollard, the Dallas Cowboys running back, is still recovering from a foot injury but is expected to play in the Week 16 matchup with the Washington Football Team.
Even though he wasn’t able to participate fully in practice this week, Pollard was not assigned any injury designation. He will therefore be playing in the NFC East rematch against Washington.
Since Thursday’s win over New Orleans Saints, Pollard has had a torn ligament in his left foot. The injury occurred on Pollard’s 58-yard touchdown run in quarter three, which gave Dallas a lead of double-digits and effectively ended the game.
Pollard was unable to attend the Cowboys’ matchup against Washington on the road the next week. Kellen Moore, Cowboys offensive coordinator, relied on Ezekiel Elliott, Corey Clement, and Corey Clement as their rush offense leaders. They combined for 89 yards.
Mike McCarthy, Cowboys’ head coach, gave Pollard permission to play against the Giants after promising progress. Moore didn’t let up on Pollard’s rushing efforts, as Moore ran the ball 12 times to gain 74 yards.
McCarthy was conservative again in his treatment of Pollard’s injury to the foot. The versatile back was not used in practice this week. Pollard did not suffer any setbacks, and he is now ready to play against Washington.
Thanks to their win against the San Francisco 49ers, the Tennessee Titans_’ victory on Thursday, the Cowboys are already guaranteed a playoff spot. They may also emerge week champions of the NFC East with a win over Washington