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NFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
3-0-0 10-2-0
3-1-0 9-3-0
2-2-0 4-8-0
0-5-0 4-9-0

2023 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 63 261 4.1 1 21 0

Top Rico Dowdle News

  • Cowboys' Rico Dowdle: Does little with six touches

    Dowdle rushed five times for 15 yards and brought in his only target for seven yards in the Cowboys' 41-35 win over the Seahawks on Thursday night.

    Dowdle logged 15 fewer carries and three less targets than backfield mate Tony Pollard, and the former did little with his opportunities. The third-year pro has been quiet over the last three games after his season-best 12-79-1 rushing day against the Giants in Week 10, with Dowdle netting just 49 yards on 16 carries and posting a 4-19-1 line through the air in the subsequent trio of contests. Dowdle figures to continue operating in a clear No. 2 role when the Cowboys face a virtually impenetrable Eagles run defense in a Week 14 Sunday night home showdown Dec. 10.

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  • Cowboys' Rico Dowdle: In clear for Week 13

    Dowdle (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Thursday's game against the Seahawks, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

    For a second consecutive week, Dowdle is tending to an ankle injury, only this time he took part in more on-field work, as evidenced by his ability to practice fully Wednesday. He's thus set to resume his complementary role behind the Cowboys' No. 1 running back, Tony Pollard, which has amounted to 35 touches for 158 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns in five games since the team's Week 7 bye.

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  • Cowboys' Rico Dowdle: Stays limited in practice

    Dowdle (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in Tuesday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

    Dowdle has had his reps capped for the second day in a row, but after the running back experienced no reported setbacks in the team's Thanksgiving Day win over the Commanders, he'll most likely be available for a second consecutive Thursday game against the Seahawks this week. While serving as the top complement to lead back Tony Pollard in the 45-10 win over Washington, Dowdle carried three times for 11 yards and turned his lone target into a 15-yard touchdown reception.

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  • Cowboys' Rico Dowdle: Still tending to ankle injury

    Dowdle (ankle) was a limited participant at practice Monday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

    That he was still bothered by his ankle would serve as a reasonable explanation for his limited usage in Week 12, when he played just nine offensive snaps. It doesn't seem like he's in any real danger of missing Thursday's game versus the Seahawks, but if he can't practice in full Tuesday or Wednesday, he could project for another diminished workload in Week 13.

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  • Cowboys' Rico Dowdle: Scores in Thanksgiving win

    Dowdle carried the ball three times for 11 yards and caught his only target for a 15-yard touchdown in a 45-10 Thanksgiving win over the Commanders.

    The Cowboys' No. 2 running back opened the scoring late in the first quarter to get the rout started. The TD was his third of the season, but the four total touches was his lowest volume since Week 9. Dowdle's role behind Tony Pollard limits his fantasy appeal, but his occasional red-zone usage gives him a chance to sneak in another score in Week 13 against a Seahawks defense that's given up 14 total touchdowns to RBs through 11 games.

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  • Cowboys' Rico Dowdle: Suiting up in Week 12

    Dowdle (ankle) is listed as active Thursday against the Commanders, Todd Archer of reports.

    Dowdle followed up DNPs on the Cowboys' first two Week 12 practice reports due to an ankle injury with a limited listing Wednesday, which gave the team enough confidence that he'll be able to hold up during Thursday's contest. Tony Pollard is Dallas' clear-cut top running back, but Dowdle has had an elevated role the last two games, turning 22 touches into 99 yards from scrimmage and one rushing TD.

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  • Cowboys' Rico Dowdle: Expected to face Commanders

    Dowdle (ankle) is expected to play Thursday against the Commanders, Ian Rappaport of NFL Network reports.

    Dowdle approaches the contest officially listed as questionable, but per Rappaport, the running back is trending toward being available to work in a complementary role Thursday behind top back Tony Pollard. Either way, confirmation of Dowdle's Week 12 status will arrive once the Cowboys' inactives are posted ahead of the team's 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

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  • Cowboys' Rico Dowdle: Questionable after limited practice

    Dowdle (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Commanders.

    Dowdle, who was deemed a limited participant on Wednesday's practice estimate, has been tending to the ankle injury since Week 11 prep. He took a questionable tag into last Sunday's game against the Panthers, but he ultimately suited up and played 10 snaps in Dallas' 33-10 win. If he's able to play once again Thursday, Dowdle should continue to operate as the top backup to Tony Pollard.

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  • Cowboys' Rico Dowdle: DNP again Tuesday

    Dowdle (ankle) was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's injury report, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

    After not holding practice Monday, the Cowboys got back on the field Tuesday, but Dowdle remained absent from drills. He will have just one more chance to get in practice reps before Thursday's game against the Commanders. If Dowdle is limited or out Week 12, rookie Deuce Vaughn would be the likeliest candidate for increased touches behind starter Tony Pollard.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Asheville, NC
Age: 25
School: South Carolina
Experience: 4