Dallas Cowboys Step 4: Tough calls
Ezekiel Elliott. This is clear cut. Elliott is no longer an elite back. I don’t even consider him a good one any more. His tape doesn’t lie.
Among 51 RBs with at least 100 touches last season, Pollard averaged the 4th-highest yards per touch (5.9) in the NFL while Ezekiel Elliott (3.9) had the lowest mark among the group, per
It is time to move on. I have a strong suspicion the Dallas Cowboys will move on, too. They will not rush into making this decision. Months from now, I believe things will be clearer. If not sooner.
The running back position is a strength for Dallas in the draft. You don’t pay $16 million plus for a thumper back.
Emotional ties should never dictate football decisions.
A friend of mine, Donald Andrews, pointed out to me that maybe the Dallas Cowboys should not be so quick to move on from Tyron Smith.
When Terrance Steele went down, a ton of concerns rose. Outside of Tyler Smith, who is the 2nd or even 3rd capable offensive tackles?
Tyron Smith has been good when he isn’t injured. The problem is he has been injured every season dating back to 2016. The 2015 season was the last season he has played when he hasn’t been injured.
Josh Ball is not as bad as some folks believe. His run blocking is ahead of his pass blocking. Matt Waletzko is a project and still needs more development. I wouldn’t be comfortable with either of them based on what I have seen to this point.
Another reason Mike Solari was hired. There needs to be a plan for the growth of the young offensive linemen.
Tyler Smith, Terrance Steele, and Tyler Biadasz growth are all connected to Duke Manyweather more so than it was to former offensive line coach Joe Philbin.
It has been reported Dallas are working on a new deal with Tyron Smith. We shall see how that all plays out.