NFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 14-3-0
4-2-0 12-5-0
1-4-1 9-7-1
2-3-1 8-8-1

2022 Rushing

STATS ATT
Rushing Attempts
YDS
Rushing Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Rush
TD
Rushing Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Rush
FL
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 38 161 4.2 1 23 0
Post Season

Top Malik Davis News

  • Cowboys' Malik Davis: Provides solid depth as rookie

    Davis carried the ball 38 times for 161 yards and a touchdown and caught six of seven targets for 63 yards over 12 games in the 2022 regular season.

    An undrafted rookie out of Florida, Davis made an impression in camp and began the season on the practice squad before taking over the No. 3 RB spot on the Dallas depth chart after Rico Dowdle (ankle) was lost for the year in October. Davis scored his first NFL touchdown in Week 12 against the Colts, but his best performance came with Tony Pollard (ankle) sidelined in Week 17, when the rookie turned 12 touches into 62 yards against a stingy Titans run defense. Both Pollard, an unrestricted free agent, and Ezekiel Elliott, a declining veteran with a big contract, have somewhat uncertain futures with the Cowboys, so depending on what happens in the offseason it's possible Davis will head into 2023 with a more prominent role.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Davis: Five carries in finale

    Davis carried the ball five times for 19 yards in Sunday's loss to the Commanders.

    The Cowboys offense ended the regular season with a whimper and scored only six points, while Davis' 19 rushing yards actually tied for the team lead. Heading into a wild-card round matchup with the Buccaneers, the undrafted rookie out of Florida remains firmly behind Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard on the depth chart, and Davis might only see action Monday if things have gone very well -- or very poorly -- for Dallas.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Davis: Solid with expanded workload

    Davis rushed 10 times for 39 yards and brought in both targets for 23 yards in the Cowboys' 27-13 win over the Titans on Thursday night.

    Davis ended up being much more efficient than backfield mate Ezekiel Elliott, who gained just 39 yards on his 17 carries, albeit while also scoring a touchdown. The undrafted rookie's carry total was a career high, as were his rushing and receiving yardage tallies. Even if Tony Pollard (thigh) garners active status for the Week 18 road matchup against the Commanders a week from Sunday, Davis could still have a role in that game if the Cowboys limit the workload of their top two backs in that contest.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Davis: Could be busy Thursday

    Davis is in line to serve as the top backup to Ezekiel Elliott in Thursday's game against the Titans with Tony Pollard (thigh) listed as questionable but set to be inactive for the contest, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Elliott and Pollard have worked in a fairly equitable timeshare over the past six weeks when both backs have been available, but with Pollard sitting out Week 17, look for Elliott to occupy a larger portion of the backfield work, at least during the first half of the contest. However, with most sportsbooks listing the Cowboys as two-touchdown favorites against a Titans squad that will be breaking in a new starting quarterback (Joshua Dobbs) and resting several key players in a game that doesn't dramatically affect their postseason odds, Dallas could end up turning the game into a runaway by halftime or the third quarter. If that kind of game script comes to fruition, Elliott could be rested for most of the second half, paving the way for Davis to see more opportunities. Most of Davis' opportunities to date this season have come in garbage-time scenarios, with the rookie carrying 23 times for 103 yards and a touchdown and adding four receptions for 40 yards on five targets across 47 total snaps on offense.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Davis: Scores first career TD

    Davis carried the ball three times for 29 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 54-19 rout of the Colts.

    Seeing action late in the fourth quarter during garbage time with the game well in hand, Davis wrapped up the scoring with a 23-yard TD scamper. It was the rookie's first career touchdown in the NFL, but it may not be his last this season as the Cowboys' high-powered offense could run up the score against more opponents, including the lowly Texans in Week 14.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Davis: Nine touches in Sunday's rout

    Davis carried the ball seven times for 13 yards and caught two of three targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Vikings.

    The Cowboys had plenty of garbage-time snaps to go around, and Davis wound up nearly matching the season-high 10 touches he saw Week 8 when Ezekiel Elliott was sidelined. Both Elliott (47 total yards, two TDs) and Tony Pollard (189 total yards, two TDs) were very productive Sunday and remain entrenched in the backfield, so Davis should fall back into a pure depth role for Dallas' Thanksgiving game against the Giants, assuming the final score is a little bit closer than it was against the Vikings.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Davis: Performs well in backup role

    Davis rushed five times for 38 yards and was not targeted in Sunday's 31-28 loss to Green Bay.

    Ezekiel Elliott (knee) was unable to suit up coming out of the bye, so Davis got another shot to back up Tony Pollard. The undrafted rookie was far more effective this time around (7.6 YPC) after struggling with twice as many touches last week. Zeke's status for next Sunday's tilt against Minnesota is still uncertain, but Davis would need both of the Cowboys' starting running backs to be sidelined to generate value in standard leagues.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Age: 24
School: Florida
Experience: R