Jamize Olawale
RB DAL (8)
2 weeks ago

Olawale played all 16 games during the 2019 season but failed to receive a touch on offense.

EDGE Analysis

New offensive coordinator Kellen Moore didn't put any more value on the fullback position than Scott Linehan had the year before, and Olawale saw roughly the same workload on offense and special teams as he had in 2018, getting zero carries and failing to haul in either of his two targets. He has two years remaining on his current contract, but with the Cowboys potentially switching offensive schemes again under new head coach Mike McCarthy, there's no guarantee Olawale will fit into the team's 2020 plans, even in a blocking role.

Jamize Olawale
RB DAL (8)
2 months ago

Olawale may serve as Ezekiel Elliott's primary backup for Thursday's game at Chicago with Tony Pollard (ankle) inactive, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pollard didn't practice Tuesday or Wednesday due to an ankle issue, which is severe enough to sideline him for the first time this season. The Cowboys don't have any backs on the 53-man aside from Elliott and Olawale, meaning the latter could receive his first touch of the season if the workhorse needs a breather.

Jamize Olawale
RB DAL (8)
3 months ago

Olawale played six offensive snaps in Monday night's win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

He also saw 17 snaps on special teams, which has been his primary role so far this season. The 30-year-old has just one target and no catches or carries on the year.

Jamize Olawale
RB DAL (8)
10 months ago

Olawale agreed to an undisclosed contract with the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olawale was mostly used as a blocker and on special teams, but still recorded two catches for 13 yards in 16 games last season. The 29-year-old should resume his role as the starting fullback for the Cowboys in 2019.

Jamize Olawale
RB DAL (8)
1 year ago

Olawale played seven offensive snaps during Saturday's playoff loss to the Rams. He finished up the regular season with two catches on four targets for 13 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Olawale played 114 offensive snaps during the regular season but did not log a single rushing attempt. The veteran fullback did most of his damage as a blocker on passing downs, while also playing a limited role on special teams. The 29-year-old is set to enter free agency this offseason.

Jamize Olawale
RB DAL (8)
1 year ago

Olawale logged 10 offensive snaps during Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Olawale wasn't given a carry, but it was still good to see him out there after he hurt his arm in a recent practice. The North Texas product remains the only true fullback on the Cowboys' roster and has a solid chance of making the team's final 53-man roster.

Jamize Olawale
RB DAL (8)
1 year ago

Olawale exited Wednesday's practice with an injury to his right arm, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The extent of Olawale's injury isn't clear, but initial reports indicated that the fullback may only be dealing with a stinger. We should know more sooner than later.

Jamize Olawale
RB DAL (8)
2 years ago

The Raiders traded Olawale and a sixth-round draft pick to Dallas for a fifth-round pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olawale has served as Oakland's fullback since 2013, typically playing more snaps on special teams than offense. The Cowboys and Raiders are swapping fullbacks, as Keith Smith recently left Dallas to sign with Oakland. Olawale isn't much of a lead blocker, but he has the necessary speed and pass-blocking skill to fill in as a passing-down back in a pinch. He'll likely continue to see most of his snaps on special teams.

Jamize Olawale
RB DAL (8)
2 years ago

Olawale (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Olawale was limited on Thursday and Friday, but he'll be able to use his run-blocking abilities Sunday. The fullback is rarely given the ball, though, with no more than five touches in a game this season.

Jamize Olawale
RB DAL (8)
2 years ago

Olawale (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Olawale received the designation after he was limited in practices Thursday and Friday following a no show Wednesday. The Raiders typically don't make extensive use of their fullbacks -- Olawale has logged no more than 17 offensive snaps in any of his eight games -- so don't expect him to retain a large role if he's able to suit up Sunday.