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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3. Braelon Allen, Wisconsin

If the Cowboys decide to wait on an RB until Round 4 or later, Wisconsin's Braelon Allen may be their next diamond in the rough.

Allen provides the best of both worlds, with both age and results on his side.

Thanks to early enrollment as a Badger, the stud RB just turned 20 years in January. Yet he's already played three college seasons, recording 3,494 yards and 35 TDs on the ground during his time in Madison.

Allen's instant impact at such a young age makes him an intriguing talent. Given his consistency as a teen, he seems primed to make an immediate impact in the NFL, especially under the guidance of a pro staff.

Also standing at a mammoth 6-foot-2 and 238 pounds, Allen has the size to be one of the league's next star backs. His physical style of running could add another dimension to the Cowboys' offense that was lacking in 2023, which would help take the pressure off of Dak Prescott and co. to come up big in short-yardage situations.

Given his upside and legitimately great production already, Allen is more than worth taking a flyer on this spring, especially if he falls like Pollard once did.

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