5 bold predictions for Cowboys in Week 2 vs Jets

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3. Tony Pollard has two more touchdowns

For the past couple of seasons, we’ve been told that Tony Pollard isn’t a featured back. We were also told he couldn’t gain the tough yards the way Ezekiel Elliott could.

However, the smallest amount of research could tell you this was simply the way Dallas was spinning things as they tried to justify the massive contract they gave Elliott. Not only was Pollard consistently putting up more yards per attempt than Elliott, but his broken tackle rate was up there with elite backs such as Derrick Henry and Nick Chubb.

Now with Elliott gone, we’ve continued to see that Pollard is more than capable of carrying the load. Against the Giants, he had 70 yards on 14 attempts which was good for 5.0 yards per carry — right at his career average of 5.1. He also had two touchdowns, proving there was no reason other than trying to justify a salary for pulling him in favor of Elliott near the goal line in 2022.

Pollard finished with nine rushing touchdowns compared to 12 for Zeke, which was truly unfair to the Memphis product. Thankfully, that won’t be the case now and Pollard will continue to prove he’s a franchise back with two more touchdowns in this one.

Whether it’s a run through the tackles or making players miss in the open field on a screen pass, Pollard is going to hit pay dirt again this weekend.