Tony Pollard, the Dallas Cowboys’ running back, has expressed his commitment to making a significant impact in the upcoming games, which is sure to please Cowboys fans.
Fans may remember the unfortunate incident in 2022 when Pollard suffered a fractured fibula and a sprained ankle during a playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers. The injury was a blow to the team’s playoff aspirations, and Pollard’s subsequent performances have not been up to his usual standard since his return.
Currently, Pollard ranks 16th in the NFL in rushing yards with 423, averaging 3.9 yards per carry, which places him 24th in the league. Advanced statistics show he has 278 yards after contact (21st in the NFL), has forced only eight missed tackles (tied for 46th in the NFL), and recorded seven explosive runs (runs of 10+ yards), tying him for 34th in the NFL.
Despite the slow start, Pollard is focused on making a positive impact for the Cowboys.
Cowboys RB Tony Pollard on feeling a big game is coming for him in the near future: “It’s coming. I just know it is. Speak it into existence.” pic.twitter.com/uCMjtmFFfM— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 1, 2023
The upcoming game against the Philadelphia Eagles is a crucial one for the Cowboys, who have a chance to secure the top spot in the NFC East with a victory. Pollard is expected to play a significant role in achieving this victory.
Additionally, in Week 10, the Cowboys face the New York Giants, a team that recently traded one of their better defensive linemen and currently possesses a subpar run defense unit, according to PFF (Pro Football Focus), with a run defense grade of 59.6, ranking 22nd in the NFL.
Cowboys fans can look forward to Pollard contributing significantly to the team’s efforts in these upcoming games as they aim for an NFC East championship.