Rico Dowdle

Rico Dowdle

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Dallas Cowboys
IR
Injury Hip
Est. Return 3/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A 2020 undrafted free agent, Dowdle earned a spot on special teams and saw brief action on offense in a couple games but didn't impress with his seven carries. Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard are locked into the top two spots on the depth chart, so Dowdle may not see a big increase in snaps in his second NFL campaign, but the Cowboys seem comfortable with him in the No. 3 role. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $2.3 million contract with the Cowboys in April of 2020.
To IR with hip fracture
RBDallas Cowboys
Hip
August 25, 2021
Dowdle was placed on IR due to a hip fracture Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
ANALYSIS
Dowdle is set to spend the entire 2021 campaign on IR, unless he can reach an injury settlement with the Cowboys. After having played a regular role on special teams as a rookie in 2020, Dowdle will now set his sights toward making a full recovery for the 2022 season.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Rico Dowdle's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Bench Press
0 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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81 days ago
Jim Coventry analyzes Friday's training camp news, including word out of Dallas that Ezekiel Elliott could share touches with Tony Pollard and Rico Dowdle this year.
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302 days ago
Chase Edmonds supposedly was dealing with an ankle injury, yet finished Sunday's win over the Eagles with more carries, yards and snaps than Kenyan Drake.
Gameday Injuries: Week 15
303 days ago
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Gameday Injuries: Week 9
345 days ago
Juan Carlos Blanco tackles one of the largest injury reports of the season yet and tells you who's trending toward starting or sitting as of early Sunday morning.
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Dowdle never matched the 764 rushing yards and 5.7 YPC he posted as a freshman in 2016, and as a result he went undrafted out of South Carolina. He does possess adequate athleticism and a versatile skill set and could carve out a depth role in the NFL, but gameday snaps on offense will be hard to find in Dallas behind Ezekiel Elliott.
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Placed on IR
RBDallas Cowboys
Undisclosed
August 25, 2021
The Cowboys placed Dowdle (undisclosed) on injured reserve Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Barely sees field as rookie
RBDallas Cowboys
January 16, 2021
Dowdle gained 24 rushing yards on seven carries over 15 games in 2020.
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Limited action as No. 2
RBDallas Cowboys
December 21, 2020
Dowdle carried the ball four times for 11 yards and returned three kickoffs for 88 yards in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
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Elevates to top backup role
RBDallas Cowboys
December 20, 2020
Dowdle is expected to serve as the Cowboys' top backup running back behind Tony Pollard with Ezekiel Elliott (calf) inactive for the contest, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Could be active Sunday
RBDallas Cowboys
November 7, 2020
Dowdle will likely be activated from the Cowboys' practice squad if Ezekiel Elliott is inactive as expected, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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