Grading the Cowboys offensive position groups midway through the 2022 season
If there has been any strength to the offense, it has to be the running backs. Whether you believe Ezekiel Elliott or Tony Pollard should get more touches, they have worked together to make one of the most lethal running back duos in the National Football League.
Prior to Week 9 games, the Cowboys sit at eighth in the NFL in total rushing yards with 1,052 and are in the top half of the league in yards per carry with 4.7. The team is also tied for third in rushing touchdowns with 10 entering the bye.
TP currently accounts for the majority of the yards on the ground for the offense with 506 on just 81 attempts (6.2 yards per carry!) and five touchdowns. Zeke is also doing well on his own, grinding out tough yards in short-yardage situations, racking up 443 yards on 109 attempts (4.1 yards per carry) and four touchdowns.
The run game has been the strength of this offense so far. Both backs are having good years and are working well as a thunder-and-lightning combination. The argument as to who should garner the most carries is at an all-time high, especially with Pollard’s contract ending after this season and an out in Elliott’s contract.