Ranking the top 10 Dallas Cowboys running backs of all time

• Ezekiel Elliott made quite the impact with the Dallas Cowboys

• Tony Dorsett remains a stud

• Emmitt Smith set an impossible record

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9. Tony Pollard, 2019-Present

3,624 yards from scrimmage, 22 total offensive touchdowns

No. 13 All-Time Cowboys Rushing Yardage: 2,616

Give him at least one season as the No. 1 back and Tony Pollard is going to climb up this list. In terms of sheer talent, the former fourth-round pick out of Memphis should be higher than many of the running backs the Cowboys have had, he just got stuck behind one of their best backs ever — Ezekiel Elliott.

Pollard enters 2023 with 2,616 yards on the ground while averaging 5.1 per attempt. The majority of those yards came over the past two seasons when he put up 1,726 yards and 11 touchdowns. And while it took the Cowboys several years to realize he can be a game-changer, the rest of the league has known it for a while.

Pollard is praised by teammates and opponents for his explosion, patience, and incredibly underrated ability to break tackles.

As good as he is on the ground, he can be nearly as dangerous as a receiver. Pollard has 121 receptions for 1,008 yards and again, the past two seasons are where he's done the most damage.

After crossing the 1,000-yard plateau in 2022, Pollard was hit with the franchise tag while Elliott was released. He's yet to be the workhorse but it's going to be exciting to see what he can accomplish in this role, and if they can keep him beyond 2023, it will be fun to see how many more great players he can pass on this list.