3 burning questions on offense the Cowboys must answer during training camp

Dec 4, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) runs for a
Dec 4, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) runs for a / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Who's RB2 behind Tony Pollard?

For the past couple of seasons, it was easy to predict how the Cowboys' backfield would shake out at the top. Elliott and Pollard would be the team's 1-2 punch and account for almost all of Dallas' touches in the run game.

But following Elliott's release this offseason, it has become the Cowboys' biggest offensive question mark heading into training camp.

Pollard is set in stone to finally become the lead back in Dallas. Last season, the Pro Bowler had 193 carries for 1,007 yards and nine touchdowns. He also added 39 catches for 371 yards and three touchdowns through the air.

Who is his backup, though?

The Cowboys running back room consists of undrafted 2022 free agent Malik Davis, a veteran running back in Ronald Jones that had just 17 carries with the Chiefs last season, and sixth-round rookie DeuceVaughn. Undrafted fullback Hunter Luepke could also be an option.

In all seriousness, can the Cowboys really trust any of them to back up Pollard? Three of the four backs were day 3/undrafted pickups, and Jones hasn't done anything to be trustworthy over the past couple of seasons.

Training Camp will be a major indicator of which player wins the RB2 job in Dallas. All four players also have the opportunity to run away with the backup gig.

Vaughn is surely the most exciting player with a ton of speed, Jones has the most experience, Davis showed glimpses of his potential in his rookie season, and Luepke has the size (6-foot-1, 238 pounds) to be the team's goal-line/power back.

The Cowboys can also enter training camp and realize they need to add another experienced running back. So, they could re-sign a player like Elliott or sign a veteran like Leonard Fournette.

The battle to backup Pollard this season is certainly for the taking.'

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