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Tony Pollard, Ezekiel Elliott give defenses even more to think about

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All Pollard did as Elliott watched was run five times for 40 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown with 3:45 to play that finished off the Cowboys’ 31-6 win against the Dolphins.

As happy as Pollard was to score his first pro touchdown, Elliott might have been happier.

“It’s definitely very helpful, because we’re going to be fresh,” Elliott said. “When you’ve got two guys that can roll and that load gets divided in two, it’s not me getting 30 to 35 touches a game anymore. We’re taking care of it together. That’s definitely going to pay off.”

It’s not as if Elliott had a quiet day, rushing 19 times for 125 yards in the win.new nike nfl jerseys cheap

Through three games, Elliott has 55 carries for 289 yards and two touchdowns. It’s the best three-game start to his career, yardage-wise, with the second-most carries. He had fewer carries in 2018 (48) in part because the Cowboys needed to throw more because they trailed in the second half.

“They’re going to be awesome to complement and piece together in so many ways,” offensive coordinator Kellen Moore said. “[Pollard] did a phenomenal job. He really did. I think the best credit is that you didn’t consciously think, ‘Oh, is Zeke in or is Tony in?’ Whoever was in was in, and you just called the game and let it fly.”3

The Cowboys just guaranteed Elliott $50 million and made him the NFL‘s highest-paid running back, so some might see the split workload as an unwise investment. But, the Cowboys see it as an embarrassment of riches on an offense that can win in multiple ways.

All Pollard did as Elliott watched was run five times for 40 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown with 3:45 to play that finished off the Cowboys’ 31-6 win against the Dolphins.cheap nfl nike jerseys china

As happy as Pollard was to score his first pro touchdown, Elliott might have been happier.

“It’s definitely very helpful, because we’re going to be fresh,” Elliott said. “When you’ve got two guys that can roll and that load gets divided in two, it’s not me getting 30 to 35 touches a game anymore. We’re taking care of it together. That’s definitely going to pay off.”

It’s not as if Elliott had a quiet day, rushing 19 times for 125 yards in the win.

Through three games, Elliott has 55 carries for 289 yards and two touchdowns. It’s the best three-game start to his career, yardage-wise, with the second-most carries. He had fewer carries in 2018 (48) in part because the Cowboys needed to throw more because they trailed in the second half.

“They’re going to be awesome to complement and piece together in so many ways,” offensive coordinator Kellen Moore said. “[Pollard] did a phenomenal job. He really did. I think the best credit is that you didn’t consciously think, ‘Oh, is Zeke in or is Tony in?’ Whoever was in was in, and you just called the game and let it fly.”

The Cowboys just guaranteed Elliott $50 million and made him the NFL‘s highest-paid running back, so some might see the split workload as an unwise investment. But, the Cowboys see it as an embarrassment of riches on an offense that can win in multiple ways.

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