Running back Tony Pollard, who filled in for the injured Ezekiel Elliott for the Cowboys, made the most of his fourth career start by scoring three touchdowns in Sunday’s 49-29 victory over the Chicago Bears. With 131 running yards on a staggering 9.4 yards per carry, Pollard demonstrated his ability to play out of the backfield and provided a fresh look for the Cowboys offense, which produced season-high yardage and point totals while using him as the main ball carrier. Since his first season in 2019, he has shown a lot of promise.
Pollard’s career day, of course, reignited a plotline about who ought to be Dallas’ starting running back that has been simmering for the previous several seasons, but it doesn’t appear like the pecking order will alter anytime soon. Following the victory, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated that Pollard’s performance won’t have an effect on Elliott’s future career.