More

    Tony Pollard Should Start the Remainder of the 2020 Season

    Do the suddenly have a competition on their hands? Probably not, but 's performance against the has certainly opened some eyes and earned him a growing fan base around .

    There's a large contingency of Dallas who have been begging to see Tony Pollard more involved offensively all season and finally got their wish last Sunday against the 49ers. In his first career start No. 20 accumulated a total of 132 total yards and two touchdowns on just 18 touches on the ground and through the air. That production has only increased fans hunger for more.

    I certainly don't disagree. Tony Pollard's electric anytime he touches the ball. It doesn't matter if it's as a runner or receiver, you know any time he has the ball in his hands he has a chance to take it to the house. He proved just that when he was unexpectedly thrust into the starting role last week after was forced to sit out with a calf .

    With the Ezekiel Elliott expected return for the matchup against the , Tony Pollard could unfortunately be relegated to backup duties once again. It's unfortunate considering how well he played as the lead back against the 49ers, but that's looking like how the chips may fall.

    Mike McCarthy
    Dallas Cowboys HC

    I don't know what the 's plans are, but I for one think Tony Pollard deserves the right to not only start once again but also handle the lions share of the work load. I think they'd wise to see what he can do against and Company, one of the better run defenses in the NFL, to find out what kind of player he truly is.

    Up to now Tony Pollard has really only shown flashes of his potential, but not really any consistency. It's not his fault of course having to play second fiddle to Ezekiel Elliott, however, before anyone can even think of him as anything more than a RB2 he has to prove he's worthy. If it were me, I'd use these final two games against the Eagles and Giants to find out for sure.

    Now I don't say all of this to fuel the whole or Zeke talk because his $90 million contract makes that next to impossible unless the Dallas Cowboys are willing to eat a lot of dead money. I said all of this because I want to find out exactly what the Cowboys have in Tony Pollard.

    For future purposes it would be great to know if No. 20 can be the playmaker he was against the 49ers on a consistent basis. If not, the Dallas Cowboys staff needs to figure out a happy balance between him and Zeke to get the best out of both players. Starting Tony Pollard the remainder of the would go a long ways determining just that.

    Do you think Tony Pollard should start the remainder of the 2020 season?

    spot_imgspot_imgspot_img
    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

    Latest

    Micah Parsons and Zack Martin lead Pro Bowl voting for Cowboys

    The Pro Bowl has become an afterthought recently, but...

    Week 13 Preview: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys

    The Dallas Cowboys are home again this week as...

    Are the 2022 Cowboys better than the 2021 Cowboys?

    This topic should be interesting. I know that the...

    Do the Cowboys really need Odell Beckham Jr?

    Free agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. is set to...

    Newsletter

    Daily Cowboys News in Your Inbox
    Name:*
    Your email address:*
    Please enter all required fields Click to hide
    Correct invalid entries Click to hide

    Trending Now

    Will Jalen Tolbert suit up again this season?

    The third-round pick out of South Alabama has been...

    Reasons why the Cowboys have the best defense

    Out of all the 32 NFL teams, it's always...

    The Star: Getting Inside the Dallas Cowboys New Home

    The Dallas Cowboys star logo is one of the...

    Fantasy Outlook: It’s Hard to Trust any Cowboys Player Next Season

    I am already looking forward to my fantasy football...

    Cowboys Reveal New Uniforms for Week 17 vs Titans

    Another uniform emerges for the Dallas Cowboys to wear...

    Cowboys Nostalgia: Before Jerry Jones

    25 years ago Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys...

    Micah Parsons is fed up with NFL officiating

    Anyone who perused the tweets related to Sunday's game...

    Why are the Dallas Cowboys Considered “America’s Team?”

    The Dallas Cowboys are one National Football League team...

    Micah Parsons and Zack Martin lead Pro Bowl voting for Cowboys

    The Pro Bowl has become an afterthought recently, but that still shouldn't take away the fact that both Micah Parsons and Zack Martin are...

    Tony Pollard receives NFC Offensive Player of the Week award

    Tony Pollard was in his bag on Sunday against the Vikings, and in that bag he found the headlines from this past summer when...

    What Tony Pollard proved Sunday against the Vikings

    Running back Tony Pollard had an amazing game this weekend. Tony showed lots of speed and ability in the 40-3 win over the Minnesota...

    2 COMMENTS

    2 Comments
    Oldest
    Newest Most Voted
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    Todd

    I could care less if he starts or comes off the bench he just needs to be given more opportunities. Zeke needs to feel Pollard pushing him to be better. Hopefully some real competition will compel everyone to perform better.

    Stephen Abel

    I liked the article and rally wish they would start him for the rest of the season. There’s only one small problem. There is no way a $90,000,000 running back is gonna ride the pine regardless if his backup is outperforming him. I hate that about professional sports. They play the ones they have the money invested in. Merry Christmas, Brian.