Kyle Brandt of Good Morning Football: “Tony Pollard needs to play more; he is a starter in all respects except fame and his contract. Zeke should certainly be involved in the offense, but he should get back to “changing the pace.”
The Dallas Cowboys earned their first win of the 2021 NFL season with a narrow 20-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, but is there a need for a change in running back for this team to reach its true potential?
But since then, Elliott’s influence in gaming has waned. In 2020, he ran just 979 yards in a season, the lowest in his career at 4.0 per carry. All this time, his understudy in Dallas, Tony Pollard, who was selected in the fourth round of the 2019 draft, recalls Elliott with relief.
Both had big matches in their second week of Cowboys win – Pollard dashed 109 yards from 13 carries and Elliott – 71 from 16 – each found an end zone – but Good Morning Football’s Kyle Brandt wonders if Dallas might be better off handing over the reins. Pollard. more regularly.
“An exciting thing is happening in the background of the Cowboys,” Brandt said Wednesday at GMFB (12:00 weekdays, Sky Sports NFL).
“Right now, Ezekiel Elliot is playing more than Tony Pollard for two reasons: his contract and his fame. It’s not because of his acting or his recording.
“I don’t want to beat Elliott, it’s more about the Pollard defense. But turn on the Cowboys game for 10 minutes and you will find that the attack and run Cowboys game is fresher, faster and bolder when Pollard is in play. field over Elliott.
“And this is not news. This has been happening for a couple of years now, but no one wanted to say it. And if you don’t trust optics, trust the numbers.
“Zika’s fame and reputation still lives on from his products made years ago when he came into the league as a rookie superstar.
“But didn’t the Cowboys have enough cool, printed jerseys. Maybe it’s time to print something [championship] banners playing with the best player in every position, regardless of dollars, subscribers and shirts sold.