The Dallas Cowboys offense is considered one of the best in the NFL … on paper. Although that hasn’t translated into very many wins over the past couple of seasons.
One of the main reasons why the Cowboys haven’t reached their potential is because of injuries. And that fact has put the team’s overall depth into question.
Yet, there are a handful of Cowboy players who aren’t currently starters who could be stars if they played elsewhere. Here’s our list of the top three candidates …
Tony Pollard, RB
With longtime starting running back Ezekiel Elliott struggling in his fifth season, Tony Pollard seemed like the better option at times. The shifty second-year runner brings a more electric running style to the table that has always been a great complement to Zeke’s plodding power.
While many of Elliott’s stats dropped last season in part due to various injuries suffered along his offensive line, Pollard’s numbers stay relatively the same from his rookie year. He ran for 435 yards and four touchdowns plus caught 28 passes out of the backfield.
While Pollard undoubtedly benefits from having one of the best offensive lines in front of him, he doesn’t seem as reliant on it as Elliott has been. And it’s that quicker, more shifty style of running that could make him a potential star elsewhere if he wasn’t playing behind Zeke in Dallas.