Cowboys Data: Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard to Be Aged as ‘Receiver Varieties’

Cowboys Data: Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard to Be Aged as ‘Receiver Varieties’

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

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Dak Prescott would possibly delight in moderately heaps of alternate suggestions within the Dallas Cowboys‘ passing assault this season, in conjunction with a pair of talented working backs.

Owner Jerry Jones explained Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan that Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard would possibly delight in significant roles catching the ball in 2020.

“Out of the backfield, it desires to be attention-grabbing this 365 days with extra employ of Pollard and Zeke as receiver kinds,” Jones talked about, by Patrik Walker of CBS Sports. “We now delight in obtained that in, and it be gonna be very efficient. I am obvious that feature.”

Elliott had a profession-excessive 77 catches in 2018, main the crew that season when there delight in been few constant receiving alternate suggestions. 

There delight in been extra alternate suggestions down the field remaining season, in conjunction with rotund seasons from Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup as well to the addition of Randall Cobb and return of Jason Witten. It resulted in the crew to throw much less to the backs, with Elliott tallying 54 catches and Pollard ending with 15 in his rookie 365 days.

Dallas silent has quality alternate suggestions in 2020, with Cooper, Gallup and rookie first-round want CeeDee Lamb forming one in every of basically the most savory receiving corps within the NFL. Tight cease Blake Jarwin would possibly additionally be precious as he steps into a bigger feature this season. Still, the crew can even be much extra awful with the working backs extra eager on the passing assault.

Elliott has led the NFL in speeding yards per game in three of his first four years within the league, and getting the ball in his hands is continuously for Dallas. Pollard saw shrimp snaps in his first season but averaged 5.3 yards per raise, which would possibly delight in trailed absolute most reasonable Lamar Jackson and Raheem Mostert for the accurate within the league if he had ample attempts to qualify for the title.

This strategy is a technique of getting the ball within the hands of these gamers, which would possibly support give a boost to what was as soon as the No. 1 offense in total yards remaining season.

From a fantasy football viewpoint, it would provide Elliott and even Pollard an different to assign up sizable numbers in point-per-reception leagues.

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