The Dallas Cowboys hammered the Minnesota Vikings in a statement victory on Sunday afternoon. Tony Pollard put the league on notice in the win.
Pollard was excellent in all phases of the game. He was dynamic running the ball, electric catching passes, and gave the Vikings’ defense fits throughout the day. No matter what Minnesota did, Pollard had an answer.
The Cowboys have increased Pollard’s workload this season, and it’s paying off in a big way for Dallas. He took advantage of starting running back duties in two games with Ezekiel Elliott sidelined with injury.
Even when Zeke returned to action, Pollard still showed off his game-changing ability. That shows that the two can be very effective splitting the load. Both scored a pair of touchdowns in the dominant win.
Unlocking the offense
It is clear that Tony Pollard has really unlocked the Cowboys’ offense. His ability to explode through open lanes and be a pass catching option for Dak Prescott has opened things up for Kellen Moore.
He has been on absolute tear over the last month. The Dallas Cowboys keep feeding him, and defenses have no answer. It is no coincidence that the Cowboys have won three of their last four games.
Tony Pollard in his last 4 games:— PFF (@PFF) November 22, 2022
🔹 75 touches
🔹 573 total yards
🔹 6 TDs
🔹 82.1 PFF Grade pic.twitter.com/J9042Ff4HG
Dallas is averaging the most points per game over the last four games. A lot of that has to do with Dak Prescott returning from injury, of course. Still, Tony Pollard has played a key role in that happening, too.
He’s averaging more than six yards per carry over the past five games while finding the end zone six times. The more that Tony Pollard is involved, the better. His speed is an x-factor and overall game is difficult to contain.
The Dallas Cowboys are in position to be a real championship contender this season. Tony Pollard is a major reason why. Keep feeding No. 20 and good things will continue to happen down the stretch and into the playoffs.
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