Jerry Jones: Cowboys ‘Ezekiel Elliott’ ‘must focus’ on run game for Dallas in 2022

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As we march into 2022, the Dallas Cowboys running back will be the topic of conversation. After Tony Pollard’s breakout season and a campaign where Ezekiel Elliott battled through a torn PCL, many are calling for more contact for the former. Entering this upcoming season. However, Jerry Jones’ recent comments don’t make it look like that will happen.

In talking with NFL Network At training camp on Saturday, the Cowboys owner said Zeke should be “focused” in the run game and a “focal point” based on his work in both the run and pass game. However, Jones also said that “there’s room for Pollard while Zeke is there.”

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Elliott averaged a career-low 58.9 rushing yards per game in 2021, but scored 12 touchdowns. He admitted this week that he began to lose a step — in particular With its eruption — as the season wore on. As for Pollard, expect him Aggressive character will increase. in 2022, but it’s not something that directly affects Elliott — Joe Jones said. The fourth-year former out of Memphis took reps at receiver during minicamp and could see more work out wide.

It’s possible that both running backs could be focal points on offense this season. Tony Romo said earlier this offseason “Maggie and Perloff“That we may see a change in philosophy in 2022 with the Cowboys’ offense returning to the ground game. In 2016 and 2017, the Cowboys finished with the No. 2 rushing offense in the league. Last season, they were No. 9. .. rushing yards per game, and a year ago, No. 17. Jones also seems to want to get back to running the ball.