No player has been a more polarizing topic of conversation amongst Dallas Cowboy fans and media members than Texas Running Back, Bijan Robinson.
The discussion revolves around the question of positional value at Running Back, but one thing we know about the Joneses is they prefer a top player at their position no matter where they’re picking. And no matter the pick, they’ll tell you that player was their top guy. Robinson, in this case, is the clear RB1 in the 2023 NFL Draft. So when he’s available at pick 26 following the great RB Draft position shift, the card goes to the podium.
Robinson is a complete back and then some. Bijan isn’t just a stellar runner, but a dynamic weapon in the passing game as well. He helps Quarterback Dak Prescott by not only taking pressure off the passing game, but contributing to it as well.
The Dallas Cowboys still have Tony Pollard playing under the franchise tag for one year. This is the perfect situation to make a case for a player like Bijan.
Some feel the game has evolved in such a direction that makes Running Back the lowest value position in the game. That would be a good case to pass on Robinson if you’re trying to do what everyone else is doing. If you’re looking to be the next step in the game’s evolution, Robinson plus Pollard is the way to go.
No team in the NFL and perhaps few, if any teams, in NFL history have sported a tandem with the skillset of Robinson and Pollard in the same backfield. Not just the big play ability on the ground but also stellar route running and pass catching ability gives defenses something they’ve never studied and can’t replicate in practice in preparation.
Of course, once the 2023 season is over the Dallas Cowboys are also covered at the position and can allow Pollard to depart.
In his final season at Texas Bijan ran for over 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns on 6.1 ypc. He added another 300 yards and a pair of scores through the air.
We all know the benefits to adding Robinson as a player on the field, but he’s also a stand up, high character person off the field as well. When he’s on the board at 26 the Dallas Cowboys see a Flashing Blue Light.