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RB Tony Pollard one of Dallas’ Most Intriguing Players in 2020

There are lots players we're excited to see when the ' begins. One guy who I find especially intriguing is , whose solid rookie season was hopefully just a of big things to come.

Pollard was every bit of the speedster that we expected after the Cowboys selected him in the 4th Round of the . He showed it on and on as the .

But Tony was more well-rounded a RB than those initial reports and draft analyses led us to believe. He's closer to Chris Johnson than in terms of body type and ability as a runner, but does have good pass-catching skills as a former WR himself.

Yes, we learned last year that Pollard is a true RB and not just an offensive gadget player. And with the change in the Cowboys' staff from to , there's potential that Tony could be a lot more than 's backup.

McCarthy has a more modern, less conservative offensive mind than Garrett. He will hopefully have more ideas for how to use Pollard on both run and pass plays. Mike should also give additional latitude to get creative as the .

Of course, Zeke is still the primary weapon at RB. We hope that McCarthy's arrival will have the same effect on him, getting better use out of Elliott's own versatile skill set.

But Pollard brings a quickness and top speed that Elliott simply doesn't, making him more ideal for certain plays and matchups. The Cowboys need to exploit those opportunities more than they did in 2019.

As Zeke turns 25 next month and enters his fifth season there's added incentive for making Pollard a bigger part of the offense. Elliott is as tough and durable as they come, but reducing his mileage a little in the coming years will make him more effective throughout games and hopefully better in the later years of his contract.

Ezekiel will always be Batman. But perhaps Pollard can go from being Robin to The Flash.

There are lots of correct answers for “Most Intriguing Cowboy of 2020.” We're all excited to see what 's got or how does in his starting role, and they're just two of about 20 good answers.

Tony Pollard is definitely near the top of my list. I think he can be a killer in this offense, especially now that we have a West Coast who will be better suited to utilizing Tony's speed and receiving skills.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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