Phillip Tanner
No. 34     Dallas Cowboys
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-08) August 8, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
High School: Dallas (TX) Kimball
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Middle Tennessee State
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2011 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 2011–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Rushing yards     137
Rushing average     2.9
Rushing TDs     1
Receptions     6
Receiving yards     60
Receiving TDs     0

Phillip Tanner (born August 8, 1988) is an American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2011.[1][2][3]

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

In August 21, 2011 Tanner and the Cowboys played against the San Diego Chargers at Cowboys Stadium where on the second half of the game Tanner lost his helmet and scored a touchdown. A new rule declined the touchdown saying that any player receiving, running, or intercepting carrying the ball and loses the helmet during the play, is where the ball will be played dead once the helmet has hit the field floor.[4]

Tanner recorded his first NFL carry and touchdown on October 23, 2011 against the St. Louis Rams. He is now the backup to starter, Demarco Murray and Felix Jones.

On December 9, 2011 he was placed on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury.[5][6]


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