Ezekiel Elliott admits one way Tony Pollard is better than him

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Peter Kavinsky

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Ezekiel Elliott was the Dallas Cowboys’ starting running back for a long time, but recently there have been calls for more contact with Tony Pollard. Last year Pollard performed extremely well and many thought he could be Elliott’s starter.

That hasn’t happened, although the Cowboys are using both fullbacks and will likely continue to do so in Dak Prescott’s absence.

Elliott was asked about the difference between him and his backup by ESPN. He responded by admitting that Pollard was ahead of him in one area:

“I think we have different running styles. I’m more of a killer. He is, and he certainly could do that too, but he’s a fast guy. He’s a guy who, you know, every time ‘he hits the rock, you might go score a touchdown.”

“So I mean, I think our running styles complement each other and it’s really tough for opposing defenses.”

He thinks the Cowboys can continue to present a dynamic backfield duo to unbalance opposing defenses due to their very different styles.


The unfortunate decline of Ezekiel Elliott

Calls for him to be the replacement behind Pollard were not without warrant. The former Ohio State product was one of the best and most consistent runners in the NFL, but that’s not exactly the case anymore.

In his rookie season in 2016, he was a Pro Bowler and an All-Pro, and absurdly finished third in MVP voting. He led the league with 1,631 rushing yards and 322 rushing yards, as well as yards per game, with 108.7.

He also scored 15 touchdowns. He missed five games the following season, but returned to his elite form the following season with a league-leading 304 carries for 1,434 yards and six touchdowns.

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Since then, it has seen its numbers decline. His yardage in subsequent years was:

  • 1357 (Pro Bowl)
  • 979
  • 1,002
  • 105 (two games)

He wasn’t hurt very much. He just wasn’t able to produce at the level he used to produce. Pollard had 5.5 yards per carry last season as a backup and produced a total of 719 yards on significantly fewer carries.

Elliott is still tied to the Cowboys for another five years. Still, if his production continues to dip, owner Jerry Jones could seriously reconsider the running back’s position within the franchise.


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Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org

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