5 Dallas Cowboys who need a much stronger December

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Dallas Cowboys who must improve in December

Ezekiel Elliott, RB

There’s no question Tony Pollard had been the more productive running back for the Dallas Cowboys this year. Not only is he out producing Ezekiel Elliott, but he’s doing so at a more efficient rate and grading out as one of the best RBs in the entire NFL.

That doesn’t mean this is Pollard’s team. No, this is Zeke’s rock and Zeke is the fire in this ground game’s belly. That’s why Zeke remains a pivotal piece in December and beyond.

After sitting out two games with a knee injury, Zeke burst back onto the scene on Thanksgiving. His fresh legs outperformed Pollard with 92 yards on 16 carries compared to TP’s 60 yards on 18 carries.

But this isn’t about who is better. It’s about both players playing their best and becoming the unstoppable 1-2 punch we all know they can. Zeke being a battering ram and unstoppable short-yardage back while Pollard offers up those big plays, maximizes the Dallas Cowboys talents at RB.

Zeke is the toughest guy in the locker room and someone who can play through and overcome just about anything. But the Cowboys don’t need a tough guy grinding, they need the guy they saw in week 1 and the guy who just played last Thursday. They need the very best of Zeke because that man is a force and an inspiration to his teammates.