4 things Cowboys OC Kellen Moore must do better in 2022
3. Effectively utilize Elliott and Pollard at the same time
One could say that last season’s most explosive and productive player on the Cowboys offense was Tony Pollard, who was able to make plays in both the running game and passing game. That effectiveness looks to have spawned new ideas from Moore and McCarthy who are going to look to utilize Pollard more on the field as a slot receiver. It’s about time, too.
Pollard had been productive ever since his arrival, and now with a healthy Elliott to pair with him, this Cowboys offense has a chance to really be explosive with both on the field at the same time.
We know teams last season dared the Cowboys to run the ball opting to focus on the Dallas passing game. Now, with Pollard in the slot, they have to respect his playmaking ability to draw defenders off the line of scrimmage and give Elliott more space to make plays.
This can be used in Pollard’s favor as well. If teams decide to load the box, then Pollard could be matched up with a linebacker or safety – matchups he should be able to win more often than not. Let’s hope this rumor is true because this is something that many have wanted to see happen for a while now, and we’ve only been teased with it so far.