Tony Pollard voted week 8 FedEx Ground Player of the Week

    has been selected as the for his performance in the week eight victory over the .

    During only his fourth career start, Pollard finished the game with 131 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns on only 14 carries, totaling 146 yards from scrimmage.

    Pollard was voted the winner over Titans running back and Panthers back D'Onta Foreman.

    Even with Pollard's outburst, I was surprised he overtook Henry for the award, who rushed for over 200 yards and two touchdowns.

    The start for Pollard came as was sidelined with a knee sprain.

    The performance in week eight marked the fifth time Pollard has rushed for 100 yards or better.

    It also made Pollard only the sixth player in Cowboys with more than 100 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns in a game. The first to accomplish the feat since Julius Jones did it against the in 2004.

    This year's has seen almost a 50-50 split, something many fans wanted out of the two running backs.

    Elliott has 109 rushing attempts, while Pollard has 81 on the year. We can go back and forth on who should start every game, but the team will need them both in the second half of the season.

    Pollard gives you the burst and his ability to make defenders miss in the open field. That is a big reason he was able to have a career day against the Bears.

    Zeke gives you short yardage and his blocking ability; they both are critical to the Cowboys' success in the future.

    Let's appreciate what Dallas has in them as a run-first . They are thundering and lightning together.

    The Cowboys have a great thing going between these two backs, and hopefully, this will not be the last time we see Pollard earn an award like this.

    Shane Taylor
    Shane Taylor
    Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside the Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43


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