Tony Pollard

Tony Pollard (foot) to be ready for Cowboys' Wild Card game

Dallas Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said Monday that running back Tony Pollard (foot) will "absolutely" be ready for the team's upcoming Wild Card round game against the San Francisco 49ers.

What It Means:

Pollard was able to put in limited practices in the leadup to the team's regular season finale, but ultimately sat the game out while he nurses his torn plantar fascia tendon. While the team held him out of Saturday's mostly-meaningless Week 18 game, he is expected to return for their playoff game against the 49ers.

Pollard has provided juice to the Cowboys' backfield even since tearing his plantar fascia, putting up 1,056 yards on just 169 touches over 15 games this season. Even as a compliment to Ezekiel Elliott, Pollard has flashed moments of true upside for fantasy football from his elite speed and big play ability. His return should push Corey Clement back to the Cowboys' bench.