Kellen Moore, Dallas Cowboys’ offensive coordinator, has made it clear that Tony Pollard will receive more touches this season. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he will get more carries.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott recently complimented Pollard’s ability as a pass-catcher. The Cowboys have a plan for Pollard as a wide receiver.
“He can get out there and be one of our best pass-catchers, and just the way that he’s grown, just with his route running from the time that we’ve asked him to take on that role is impressive itself,” Prescott said, via ESPN.
Pollard isn’t new to wide receiver. He excelled at this position throughout his college career at Memphis.
Pollard caught 104 passes for 1,292 yards in 2016 and 2018, which resulted in nine touchdowns.
“It’s definitely coming back to me, getting out there, being more comfortable doing the receiver thing,” Pollard said.
Cowboys want to get Tony Pollard more involved. That’s not just lip service. Offensive assistant Kyle Valero is his private tutor, developing him as a slot receiver to get him and Ezekiel Elliott on the field more at same time. “Whatever they ask from me.” https://t.co/sHbhDqA5MF
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Pollard had 39 receptions last season for 337 yards. With Cedrick Wilson Jr. and Amari Cooper out of the picture, his production could be dramatically increased this fall.
The Cowboys’ season will begin against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 11. We will find out what role Pollard’s coaching staff has for him.