Best running backs the Chargers face: 2. Tony Pollard, DAL
Elliott is gone in Dallas but that doesn’t make their running game any less of a threat. Pollard has been nipping at Elliot’s heels and many have been anticipating the day he takes over the backfield for the Dallas Cowboys, well that day has finally come.
His experience overall and as a starter is not as extensive as Jones, but with the opportunities he has been given he has made the most of them. With his lone game against the Chargers being a 100+ yard game, along with what he showed last year while still not being the full-time starter, the expectations are high and it is hard to put him any further down the list.
Pollard last season averaged 5.2 yards per attempt on 193 carries, producing career numbers (1,007 rushing yards, 9 rushing touchdowns, 371 receiving yards, 3 receiving touchdowns). With a larger workload, we saw no drawbacks and definitely proved why not only he deserved to start in Dallas but why he is a back to watch out for this coming season, hoping to keep up his career average of 5.1 yards per attempt with the larger workload as he did in 2022.
In his sole matchup against the Chargers in 2021, Pollard ran 13 times for 109 yards and a touchdown. The Bolts will be looking to spoil his debut season as a starter and shut him down this time around, but it will not be an easy one.