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Change-of-pace back can be however you take
12-26-2019, 09:46 AM,
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Change-of-pace back can be however you take
The Cowboys like their draft Womens Demarcus Lawrence Jersey , of course, as all teams do. But there is one player in particular they can’t wait to see on the field.Memphis running back Tony Pollard, the Cowboys’ fourth-round choice, will contribute right away on special teams as a kick returner. But the team also sees him as the primary backup to Ezekiel Elliott, and the Cowboys disagree with the idea that Pollard is a “gadget” player.“I know people think he’s going to be this gadget guy,” Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown said. “He’s more than that. He’s bigger than what you think he is and he runs powerful for a guy you think is a gadget guy. I think he can do all our runs and more.”The Cowboys tried that with Lance Dunbar, but he could never stay healthy. They traded for Tavon Austin a year ago with the idea of giving him 12 touches a game as a “web” back.Austin was injured most of the season Leighton Vander Esch Jersey White , but the Cowboys got him only two touches per game in the seven games he did play. Austin played 16 offensive snaps a game in the games he played.Rod Smith got only nine offensive snaps and three touches per game as Elliott’s backup last season. The Cowboys expect to use Pollard more in hopes of keeping Elliott fresh.Pollard scored 25 touchdowns in college as a runner, receiver, and returner, showing his versatility.“Change-of-pace back can be however you take it,” Pollard said. “The way I look at it is a guy coming in with a lot of speed being able to make the long home-run plays, also being able to run in between some tackles and get some hard yards and being able to make plays on special teams.”The Cowboys have visions of using Pollard the way the Saints used Alvin Kamara as a rookie.“Me and him are similar in ways that we play,” Pollard said. “Just being able to do more than one thing Dak Prescott Jersey White , line up in the backfield as a running back, mismatches with the linebackers, running routes out of the backfield, making plays on special teams.” A report Jan. 12 said the Cowboys were expected to negotiate an extension with Jason Garrett. Then, 19 days later came word that Jerry Jones was not giving Garrett a new deal before the coach’s contract expires after the 2019 season.So is he or isn’t he?Jones confirmed Saturday night that Garrett is coaching for his job in 2019.鈥淲e have been there before without a contract,鈥?Jones said at NFL Honors, via Clarence Hill of the . 鈥淗e trusts me. I do trust him or he wouldn鈥檛 be the head coach to begin with. Our business is made too much of when you look at extensions and non extensions.鈥滸arrett went into the 2014 season as a lame duck Womens Emmitt Smith Jersey , too, and the Cowboys went 12-4, won the NFC East and beat the Lions in the wild-card round before losing to the Packers in the divisional round in the infamous Dez Bryant catch/no-catch game.The Cowboys rewarded Garrett with a five-year, $30 million extension.Now, Garrett is back at the same place he was before the 2014 season.鈥淚 don鈥檛 spend a lot of time on the business of football,鈥?Garrett said at NFL Honors. 鈥淚 spend time trying to build a team we all can be proud of.鈥
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