2. Cowboys finally figured out Tony Pollard is good
Usually, when a coach listens to the fans, it’s a bad sign. That’s not the case in Dallas when it comes to Tony Pollard.
For the past couple of years, everyone who has watched the Cowboys play has seen that the best running back on the field isn’t the one with the massive contract. And while Jerry Jones claims the offense runs through Ezekiel Elliott, everyone else understands that this take is terrible not only because it’s a passing league, but also because Pollard is a much more dangerous weapon.
On Monday Night Football against New York, this was on display once again. While Elliott got more carries, including the short touchdown run, Pollard was the one who topped 100 yards. On just 13 carries, the Memphis product went for 105 yards and had a huge 46-yarder along the way.
It would be nice to see him get more of the carries but the positive thing to take from the start of this season is the fact that he’s finally been getting the ball with more consistency. Sure, it only took until his fourth season in the league, but someone on the sideline finally figured out he’s good and that’s excellent news since Washington is 21st in the NFL in run defense.
Look for Pollard to again break at least one big run as he continues to put up impressive numbers.