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Cowboys Wishlist: Use Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott in T-Formation

There’s little margin for error for the 2019 Dallas . At 5-4, it’s time to try and finish the season with ten wins for a realistic shot at the . Things haven’t gone well for the Cowboys lately as they’ve won two of their last six games. Maybe they aren’t as bad as their record indicates, but they deserve their losses.

It’s time to get back on track against a Detroit Lions team that won’t feature at QB. Many things should go right yet many things can go wrong. Let’s get to this week’s Cowboys Wishlist!

Wish #1: Play Less Third Downs

Despite the loss, and his dominated long third downs versus the last weekend. Dak played at an level and his receivers were on fire as well. had three insane catches and also showed up in big moments for the Cowboys. They lost for many reasons, but Prescott’s execution on third down wasn’t one of them.

But you know what’s better than converting a lot of third downs? Not having to face third downs at all. As much as we’re happy with how well Dallas did in that scenario, we hope to see a lot less of the “money down” in Detroit.

Wish #2: Quality Play in Jeff Heath’s Place

All signs point toward missing this week’s game. The Cowboys will head to Detroit without any expectations for Heath, which will open the door for playing time to other young safeties. Safety has been a position of need for the Cowboys for quite a while now and today we’ll get to see if there’s anything to talk about with playing time for the backups.

has been the guy in place for Jeff Heath, but let’s not forget about , who impressed us a lot during the . Also in the mix will be former second-round pick , who was signed to the Cowboys’ in October.

Whoever it is, I wish someone steps up and hopefully provide an upgrade at the position.

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Wish #3: Earn the Early Lead

If somebody told me “Start slow” was the mantra the Dallas Cowboys decided to use instead of “Finish the Fight” I would’ve believed it. This football team is allergic to starting a game on the right note. They rarely score first-quarter touchdowns. They led the early on week 7, but other than that they’ve really struggled to start fast against any opponent.

The Cowboys 5-4 record might not tell the whole story about this football team, but their slow starts have kept them from playing with a lead in 2019 and are a huge reason why they have four losses to their name. If they’re able to figure it out, this team could be a real threat in January.

Wish #4: Use Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott in T-Formation Variations

I loved what the pulled off against the last Sunday. With back in the lineup, the Browns have used him alongside Nick Chubb. Versus the Bills, they were creative enough to use variations of the T-formation plenty of times. It was effective for the Browns and I couldn’t help but wonder if the Cowboys’ running backs could do something similar.

We know is a good blocker and is a capable . It would be exciting to see try something like that with the Cowboys. This wish is certainly a long-shot, but overall I wish Pollard gets more participation in the upcoming games.

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Written by Mauricio Rodriguez

I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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