Is the Dallas Cowboys running back group beasts of the East?

Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, Jamize Olawale

2019 was technically the worst year of Elliott’s four-year career in which he played in every game. Here’s what a down year for Elliott looks like. Just over 300 rushing attempts, producing over 1,350 yards and 12 touchdowns with 54 receptions and 420 yards sprinkled in for good measure.

Even though the Dallas Cowboys failed to meet expectations last season, Elliott more than did his part to earn the massive $90 million contract extension he signed just before the first game of the year.

Posting seven 100+ yard games while scoring touchdowns in ten of the sixteen contests in 2019, the Dallas Cowboys know when things get tough, they can just “feed Zeke” and things will likely turn out quite well. Behind him, they also proved they have intriguing depth in last year’s rookie Tony Pollard.

Despite an obviously limited role when backing up the best rusher in the league, Pollard had a 100+ yard game and averaged 6.8 yards per rush in almost 30 attempts over his final three games. Even if Elliott’s role is lesser than what we are used to with so many other weapons around him, Zeke should easily put up another 1,000+ yard season with double-digit touchdowns in 2020.

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After two rounds of positional reviews, the Dallas Cowboys are far ahead of the pack with ten points. The New York Giants are in a distant second place with just four points, while Philadelphia is in third with three. Lastly, Washington has just one point for last place currently. Coming Tuesday, we will look at the receiver position.