Reports: Cowboys RB Rico Dowdle downgraded to questionable for Week 11 at Carolina

After an exclamation-point performance versus the Giants in Week 10, Cowboys running back Rico Dowdle is now a surprise question mark for the Week 11 tilt in Charlotte.

Dowdle, who appeared on the week’s practice reports with some sort of ankle injury but was still listed as a full participant, was suddenly given a game-day designation for Sunday. The fourth-year back is now officially questionable for the early-afternoon meeting with the Carolina Panthers.

According to reports, Dowdle aggravated the ankle during a workout on Saturday, prompting the downgrade.

During the Cowboys’ 49-17 win last week, the South Carolina product rushed 12 times for 79 yards and a touchdown.

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If it is determined that Dowdle cannot go against the Panthers, rookies Deuce Vaughn and Hunter Luepke could see an uptick in usage behind starter Tony Pollard. Malik Davis is also on the practice squad and has two game-day elevations remaining.

Story originally appeared on Cowboys Wire