Considerations over Cowboys operating again Ezekiel Elliott’s long-term sturdiness grew this summer time, and a few NFL analysts have instructed it is time for Tony Pollard to take over as lead operating again.
“Elliott’s diminishing pace and manufacturing will power the Cowboys to show to Pollard by the top of October,” ESPN’s Matt Bowen predicted. “A dual-threat participant with house run potential, Pollard will emerge within the Dallas offense.”
Bowen’s colleague, Eric Karabell, can also be bullish on Pollard, selecting him because the Cowboys’ breakout candidate in fantasy soccer in the identical ESPN piece.
“The environment friendly Pollard enters his fourth marketing campaign with an opportunity to push Elliott for a bigger share of touches and maybe his first 1,000-yard dashing season,” Karabell wrote.
Pollard’s stock rose last season when he set profession highs in carries (130) and dashing yards (719). Elliott’s slow decline appeared to continue in 2021 because the Cowboys usually took the ball out of his arms extra, limiting him to 237 carries — the fewest in his profession.
Working backs are inclined to put on down as they strategy 30. Elliott, 27, is not any exception, and he’s recovering from a partially torn right PCL. Pollard, in the meantime, has had no main accidents in his profession.
Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones nonetheless has religion in Elliott, saying, “We go as Zeke goes,” per CBS Sports.
Nevertheless, that might change. This might be the season Pollard, who’s sooner and youthful than Elliott, will get extra carries than his three-time Professional Bowl teammate.