Source: Dallas Cowboys RB Tony Pollard expected to play vs. New York Giants despite foot injury

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard, listed as questionable for Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium against the New York Giants with a foot injury, is expected to play, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Saturday.

That said, Dallas could have a slightly more cautious approach with him due to the injury, a source told Schefter.

Pollard is Ezekiel Elliott's backup and the second-leading rusher on the Cowboys. He has appeared in 12 games this season, amassing 602 yards on 107 carries and two touchdowns.

A change-of-pace back often looked to for yardage on third down, Pollard is also the leading receiver out of Dallas running backs with 259 yards.

The Dallas backfield figures to carry a large role on Sunday, if the rivalry's first matchup is any indication. In a 44-20 win over the Giants on Oct. 10, Elliott ran for 110 yards and a score, while Pollard compiled 75 yards. Pollard also had four catches for 28 yards in that victory.

The Cowboys have won two straight and at 9-4, are comfortably in control of the NFC East. The Giants are 4-9 and have only one victory inside the division.