Cowboys Announce Plan to Replace Injured Running Back

After defeating the New England Patriots 38-3, the Dallas Cowboys are 3-1, but they have a running back problem.

The Cowboys require a backup as third-year running back Rico Dowdle suffered a hip injury in Week 4's victory.

Dowdle has a bigger role this season after making seven attempts in his first two years with Dallas. But he was unable to play against the Patriots due to a hip ailment.

According to The Athletic's Jon Machota, Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones provided an update on Dowdle's condition and described how they will replace him on October 2.

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones stated on @1053thefan that they are'more positive' today than they were yesterday regarding RB Rico Dowdle's hip injury.

Jones described it as a contusion. Jones noted that before going outside, they would first ask Malik Davis for assistance at RB.

According to Pro Football Reference, Dowdle has nearly quadrupled his career running attempts with 20 touches this season.

The Cowboys are giving the former South Carolina Gamecock more opportunities in his third season because they like him.