3 truths (and 1 lie) from Cowboys dominant win over Jets

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The Dallas Cowboys throttled the New York Jets 30-10 on Sunday, bringing their point differential to an impossible +60 after two games. No team has higher than a +30 differential, so Dallas is lapping the field in that department.

That's a true testament of a team's dominance and the Cowboys have looked the part of a championship contender through two weeks.

While the Giants didn't offer much resistance in the opener, folks were eager to see how Mike McCarthy's side would fare against the Jets, who boast a top-five defense and scary playmakers on offense.

Expectations for the game obviously changed after Aaron Rodgers' injury, but we're not sure anyone expected a 20-point margin of victory even with Zach Wilson under center.

As always, overreactions follow a dominant win, so let's underline three truths and one lie from the game.

Truth: Tony Pollard is a workhorse running back

A big question mark heading into 2023 was whether Tony Pollard could handle the workload of a featured back. Before this season, Pollard had one career game with more than 20 carries and only four games with 15 or more carries.

Through two games, Pollard has 48 touches. Against the Jets, Pollard was fed a career-high 25 rushes. He was also targeted eight times (seven catches) in the passing game, which is tied for the second-most in his career. That's 32 touches, which he turned into 109 yards.

Pollard only averaged 2.9 yards per carry in Week 2, which brought his season average to 3.6 yards per attempt. Not the efficiency we've grown accustomed to, but game script didn't play into the Pro Bowler's favor.

Nursing a big lead and dominating time of possession, Mike McCarthy called a conservative game and leaned on his run game. Pollard faced stacked boxes on numerous occasions and the Jets' defensive front is a handful to begin with.

Nevertheless, it's clear Pollard is a workhorse back. Through two games, his 39 carries rank third among running backs.