Stephen Jones, Dallas Cowboys’ executive vice-president, gave an update Monday on the injury to running back Tony Pollard and his entry into the playoffs. Jones stated that Pollard was “absolutely ready” for Sunday’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers in the first round.
“Absolutely. Jones stated that he’ll be available to roll on Monday’s radio interview on 105.3 The FAN. “We are very happy about the team’s health.”
Pollard was one of the few Cowboys’ players who did not play in the season’s final game against Philadelphia Eagles. Pollard was injured during practice and the Cowboys decided to give him another week of rest.
The Cowboys played their last game without Trevon Diggs and Micah Parsons, who were both star defensive players for the Cowboys. Diggs was unable to play due to illness and Parsons was added on to the COVID-19 team. Parsons was allowed to return late in the week after a negative test. However, the Cowboys decided not to rush Parsons back and did not allow him to practice for a week.
The Cowboys are healthy with three of their key players returning for the start of the playoffs. With the return of Dak Prescott, expectations were high and they have risen after a sweep against their NFC East divisional rivals. Dallas hosts their first round game against the 49ers at their home stadium. They appear to have their roster intact.
McCarthy stated that McCarthy is approaching the matter the right way on 105.3 The FAN’s pregame radio program. “We want healthy momentum going in to next week. We are after the momentum chase. We don’t care about who they play. It’s all about us. This is about us.
The Eagles decided to not play Jalen Hurts, their quarterback, and most of their key players. This highlights the Cowboys’ decision that they will play their entire roster in the final game.
McCarthy was right to make the decision, but it paid off as the Cowboys offense clicked as Prescott threw four touchdown passes alone in the first half. Dallas was awarded the No. The 3 seed in NFC was Dallas and they drew the 49ers to be their opponents for the playoffs.