3 Cowboys players who earned more playing time in Week 4

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1. Tony Pollard, RB

No matter how you feel about the RB1 title in Dallas, the Cowboys need to give Tony Pollard RB1 caliber touches. He played only 28 snaps in Week 3 and touched the ball only 13 times. It is clear he is the most explosive running back in Dallas and needs to be more involved.

His snap percentages for the first three weeks were 55%, 39%, and 44%. So why have his snaps gone down since Week 1? There is no good reason for that and it would be wise if he gets closer to that 55% total from here on out.

On those 13 carries he received in Week 3, Pollard rushed for 105 yards. He is averaging a career-high 5.6 yards per carry this year. Plus, his 6.6 yards per touch, rank fifth in the NFL this season. Pollard has been one of the most explosive players in the league since he joined the Cowboys.

Elliott and Pollard should be forming a 1A-1B the rest of the year. With Pollard getting almost all the work in the passing game. Getting No. 20 the ball in space is a formula for success. Also, as the 25-year-old is set to hit free agency after the season, he has a chance to cash in with a big payday if Dallas continues to feed him the ball.