Ranking every position on the Cowboys from worst to first

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3. Running Back 

A position that has fans excited for 2023. While the loss of Ezekiel Elliott was tough to swallow considering he was a fan favorite for so many years, it was a no-brainer as the former two-time rushing champion was declining. 

Now, it’s Tony Pollards' time to shine. A Pro Bowler a season ago, Pollard is now set to lead the backfield. He rushed for 1,007 yards and nine touchdowns in 2022. However, he did that with less than 200 carries and splitting time with Elliott. With Zeke gone, Pollard figures to get a full load in 2023, especially considering that Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy wants to run the ball more. 

Aside from Pollard, the backfield is deep. The Cowboys signed veteran Ronald Jones and still have Malik Davis on the roster, who was the number three option in 2022, but the more exciting addition is their 2023 sixth-round selection in Kansas State running back Deuce Vaughn. 

One of the best backs in college football in 2022, Vaughn led the nation with 1,936 all-purpose yards and scored 12 total touchdowns. The rookie can be productive on the ground and through the air. He may even be talented enough to become the future leader of the Cowboys backfield; time will tell.

For now, fans should be excited as the run game should be leaned on more this season, and the Cowboys have the right player to lean on and help take pressure off of Dak Prescott.