Dallas Cowboys: 3 takeaways from dominant victory over Eagles

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Dallas Cowboys: 2. Two-Headed Monster

Most people knew coming into the season that the Cowboys were going to be an explosive offense. But, I did not think we would see this two-headed monster emerge at running back.

Both Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard help the Cowboys sport one of the best backfields in all of football. Zeke brings the power, Pollard brings the finesse. Both of their skill sets play off of each other perfectly.

It looked as though Zeke was running angry on Monday night. He had quickness and burst to his game that many thought had left him. He was plowing over Eagles defenders and he had a nose for the endzone, scoring two touchdowns in the game.

Even in the passing game, Zeke continues to be a big factor,

Zeke finished the game with 95 rushing yards on 17 carries and recorded 3 receptions for 21 yards. While Pollard had 11 carries for 60 yards.

The two-back sets the Cowboys use when both Elliott and Pollard are on the field help keep opposing defenses off balance because they have to prepare for either running back to get the ball or one of the elite receivers. The best thing for the Cowboys’ offense will be the continued success of this two-headed monster so both backs will be fresh come the end of this 17-game season.