Cowboys FB Jamize Olawale opts out of 2020 NFL season
The Dallas Cowboys predicate their offense on pounding the football with Ezekiel Elliott and they’ll be without his lead blocker this season. According to the NFL Network’s Jane Slater, fullback Jamize Olawale has opted out of the 2020 season.
#Cowboys FB Jamize Olawale has decided to opt out for the season per team source
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 2, 2020
Teams around the NFL are beginning to have players announce their decision to sit out the upcoming season. Before Olawale, the Cowboys already had cornerback Maurice Canady and wide receiver Stephen Guidry opt out. Seeing that the league is giving players until the upcoming week to make a decision, Dallas could see more players join the list soon.
In terms of Olawale, he was preparing to enter his third season as the team’s starting fullback. Given the fact he’s Elliott’s lead blocker, his presence could be missed in the upcoming season for the Cowboys.
Throughout his first two years in Dallas, Olawale has contributed just two receptions for 13 yards. Prior to his time with the Cowboys, Olawale spent his first six seasons with the Oakland Raiders (now Las Vegas Raiders).
His best season came in 2016 with the Raiders when he hauled in a career-high 12 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown. Also, in the 2015 season, he rushed for a personal best 110 yards on 24 attempts with the Raiders.
With Olawale sitting out of the 2020 season, the Cowboys only have one fullback remaining on the current roster. Unless Dallas makes a roster move, undrafted rookie Sewo Olonilua is the only fullback on the depth chart. Nonetheless, whatever the Cowboys decide to do, they’ll have a new face at the fullback position in 2020.