|Pick||Round: 4, Overall: 128|
Pollard carried the ball 10 times for 36 yards, caught all four of his targets for 32 yards, and returned three kickoffs for 129 yards including a 100-yard touchdown in a 36-33 overtime loss to the Raiders on Thanksgiving.
Analysis: With Ezekiel Elliott's knee clearly bothering him, Pollard wound up leading the Cowboys in carries and rushing yards in a nearly even workload split with Zeke. Pollard also just missed scoring a TD in the second quarter on a swing pass from Dak Prescott, but he was ruled down just short of the goal line and had to watch from the sidelines as Elliott punched the ball into the end zone on the next play. Not to be deterred, Pollard returned a kickoff to the house in the third quarter to spur a Dallas comeback from a 24-13 deficit. Elliott will have some extra time to heal up before a Week 13 clash with the Saints, but Pollard's explosiveness should keep him in a prominent role in the offense even if the Cowboys' No. 1 RB is able to handle his usual volume.
Nov. 25, 2021 10:28 PM EST