3 Running Backs the Cowboys Should Draft if Tony Pollard Leaves

The Dallas Cowboys should seriously consider drafting one of these running backs if Tony Pollard leaves in free agency.

Michigan running back Blake Corum (2) warms up ahead of the Rose Bowl game against Alabama at Rose
Michigan running back Blake Corum (2) warms up ahead of the Rose Bowl game against Alabama at Rose / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK
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2. Blake Corum, Michigan

The Cowboys will need someone who can produce in the backfield if there's not a back-to-back 1,000-yard man in Pollard around. That's why Dallas may want an RB with a stronger resume than Brooks, who really has just one season to his name.

If that's the case, Blake Corum has as good a case as any back in the country.

The Michigan standout has been a monster for the Wolverines since 2021. Over his last three collegiate seasons, Corum posted a whopping 3,660 yards on the ground and 56 rushing touchdowns, giving Jim Harbaugh a true workhorse to build his offense around.

Corum's more than proven he can be the lead man in a backfield, which is exactly what Mike McCarthy will be searching for if Pollard's no longer around.

Dallas has missed a big-bodied bruiser who can pick up the tough yards and capitalize near the goal line since Ezkiel Elliott's departure, and Corum is the kind of wrecking ball at 5-foot-8, 200 pounds, who'd excel in those scenarios.

With two top-10 Heisman finishes and coming from a national championship-winning program, Corum has the pedigree you want to see from an NFL-ready talent. It'd be no surprise if helps a team right away in the pros.