The Cowboys call Tony Pollard‘s injury a “foot strain.” It’s worse than that.
The backup running back, who has more yards from scrimmage than Ezekiel Elliott the past four games, said he tore his left plantar fascia on his 58-yard touchdown run last Thursday. Pollard has not practiced this week.
“It’s really going to be a game-time decision,” Pollard said about playing on Sunday at Washington, via Mike Fisher of SI.com.
The Cowboys have made Pollard an even bigger part of their game plan since Elliott injured his knee in Week 9. Pollard has played 113 snaps and has 49 touches for 310 yards and a touchdown the past four games, while Elliott has played 176 snaps and has 62 touches for 220 yards and three touchdowns.
Pollard, though, is experiencing pain associated with his foot injury.
“They say once you tear it, it actually heals better, and you don’t feel it as much,” Pollard said. “I’m waiting until I get to that point.”
Pollard, a fourth-round choice in 2019, has a career-high 602 yards and is averaging 5.6 yards per carry.