3. The run game needs to continue to be leaned on, despite Dak Prescott’s return
The major headline of this game was, of course, the return of star quarterback Dak Prescott. Generally, the first game back from a hand injury for a QB should be handled with caution, often relying on the run game.
That’s exactly what happened on Sunday, and it needs to continue to happen. The run game, led by Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard, had a huge game in which they combined for over 140 yards and two touchdowns, both being goal-line scores by Zeke.
To sum it up, Pollard was the guy getting the first downs, and moving the ball down the field. Elliott helped from time to time, but TP was cranking out 8+ yard gains all day.
Zeke was the man pounding the rock in at the goal line. As stated before, both rushing touchdowns were punched in by the 2016 fourth-overall pick. The run game carried this team, not because they had to, but because they could. Keep pounding the rock.