NFC East running back rotations ranked from worst to best in 2023

Tony Pollard is the lead back finally for the Dallas Cowboys, but they're no longer the top running team in the NFC East.
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2. New York Giants

Saquon Barkley, Matt Breida, Eric Gray

Like Dallas, the New York Giants running back corps really has one proven star, Saquon Barkley. The former No. 2 overall pick in 2018 out of Penn State has topped the 1,000-yard mark in three of his five seasons and just had his best campaign on the ground in 2023.

In his first year working with Brian Daboll, he put up 1,312 yards and 10 touchdowns. Outside of Barkley, the Giants leaned on quarterback Daniel Jones who had 708 yards and seven touchdowns.

Their second-best running back was Matt Breida who had 220 yards and a single touchdown. He does have some decent numbers under his belt, including an 814-yard season in 2018 but overall, he's not going to move the needle much.

That's why the Giants used a fifth-round pick on Eric Gray out of Oklahoma. He had a huge senior campaign with 1,366 yards and 11 touchdowns and was praised as a steal. If he proves to be as good as advertised, Gray could be in line to take over as the RB2. If he does, it would be a huge boost for their rushing attack.

If not, the Giants still edge out Dallas right now since it's practically Barkely vs. Pollard.