Unlike in recent years, the Cowboys’ carried two fullbacks, Anderson and rookie Chris Gronkowski, into the regular season. But head coach Wade Phillips wouldn’t rule out the idea of adding another fullback or tight end to the roster in the veteran Anderson’s absence.
The team is fairly high on Gronkowski after a solid preseason and an eight-yard carry in his NFL debut, in Washington last week. As of now, the rookie is the starting fullback as well as the no. 3 tight end in place of John Phillips, who is out for the year with a torn ACL.
“[Gronkowski has] done a pretty good job,” Phillips said recently, per the team’s official website. “He didn’t do a lot other than special teams (on Sunday). He did well on special teams. But he did a nice job on the run from the goal line. We have enough confidence to give him the ball on our 1-yard line. He played a couple of plays. But we feel good about him.”
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