5. The staff needs to start Tony Pollard, and we’ve known this
How many times do we need to go over this? I’ve made articles in the past, even before this season, calling for Tony Pollard to get the bulk of the carries, but apparently either nobody in the front office reads my articles or they just don’t agree with me.
We all know the reason: money talks. Ezekiel Elliott is making the most money, so he should be used the most, according to Jerry Jones. This logic is flawed, as most of us know, and another strong performance by No. 20 makes this that much more obvious.
On Sunday, TP carried the rock 22 times for 115 yards and a touchdown. He would’ve had even more if it weren’t for a couple of runs getting called back. Despite that, 5.2 yards per carry isn’t too bad. However, it did (somehow) bring down his average to “just” 6 yards per carry on the year.
You’re in denial if you believe Zeke should continue getting most of the carries. This offense is so much more explosive with Pollard touching the ball. However, I will not be in the group that believes Zeke should be completely phased out of the offense, because this team could’ve really used him in some short-yardage situations on Sunday.