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Cowboys FB Jamize Olawale Opts Out of 2020 Season Under COVID-19 Policy

The have lost their third player under the policy's opt-out clause. It was just announced that veteran will sit out this season.

Olawale is in the second season of the three-year deal he signed with Dallas in 2019. He's primarily been their fullback and a key player since joining the Cowboys in 2018, but also served as an emergency third RB last season.

While Canady was a strong candidate to make the team at , Olawale is the first Cowboy who was a virtual lock for the roster to exercise the COVID-19 opt out. He may not be the last, though, as the deadline is reportedly being set for this Tuesday or Wednesday.

Dallas has one other fullback on the roster currently; undrafted rookie out of TCU. While this is nice for his roster chances, the Cowboys could go many other ways with the roster spot. Some NFL teams don't employ a fullback at all, instead playing mostly single-back formations or using tight ends as lead blockers out of the backfield.

However, new has a great with the FB position. Many were excited to see how he might take advantage of Jamize Olawale's offensive skills in ways that the last failed to.

But if Olawale plays again for Dallas it won't be until 2021. His contract is essentially frozen in time, minus a small advance on his 2021 salary, and he will resume it next year unless the Cowboys choose to him next .

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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