clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Tony Pollard will not play in Week 17 TNF vs. Titans

Cowboys RB is dealing with a thigh injury and will be out. We break down the potential fantasy football impact.

Running back Tony Pollard of the Dallas Cowboys looks on before kickoff against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Dallas Cowboys RB Tony Pollard was absent from practice on Monday ahead of Week 17 vs. the Tennessee Titans due to a thigh injury. Pollard played all of Week 16 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles in a 40-34 win. The Cowboys will continue to look toward the postseason and trying to steal the No. 1 seed and division from the Eagles. We break down and update you on Pollard’s status throughout the week.

Tony Pollard injury updates

Game day, Dec. 29 update — Pollard will not play tonight, per Tom Pelissero. Eekiel Elliott and Malik Davis will handle the bulk of the work.

Game day, Dec. 29 update Tom Pelissero of NFL Network says that Pollard will have to show a lot in pre-game for the Cowboys to start him tonight. The team will err on the side of caution with the Titans not playing many starters and the Cowboys already having secured a playoff spot.

Wednesday, Dec. 28 update — Pollard didn’t practice on Wednesday and is listed as questionable for the game Thursday night.

Tuesday, Dec. 27 update — Pollard didn’t practice again Tuesday.

Monday, Dec. 26 update — Pollard was absent from practice on Monday ahead of Week 17 vs. the Titans on TNF due to a thigh injury.

Fantasy football advice

Update — It was initially thought Pollard would practice on Tuesday but the official report says he was a DNP again. So that’s a second straight missed practice and we’ve got to think this means Pollard gets a tag going into TNF vs. the Titans. If he’s questionable, there’s a chance the Cowboys hold him out. Dallas should have plenty without Pollard to get by the Titans without Ryan Tannehill. If that’s the case, Davis may be worth scooping up as an insurance policy, otherwise grab another RB if you don’t have the depth.

If Pollard is out, most of his fantasy managers are screwed. Unless you also have Ezekiel Elliott or a capable backup RB. There’s not really anyone you’d pick up to replace Pollard on the Cowboys other than Malik Davis. He could be an interesting play if the Cowboys want to keep Zeke and Pollard both fresh. There’s no reason to panic just yet. But if you have Pollard, definitely figure out a contingency plan if he sits.