Jerry Jones is still all in on Ezekiel Elliott.
While the Cowboys running back is , and Dallas has Tony Pollard at the ready if needed, Jones said Saturday that he wants Elliott to be the “focus” of the team’s run game both in Week 1 and throughout the season.
Elliott racked up 1,002 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns with the Cowboys last season, his sixth with the team. He averaged just 58.9 rushing yards and 13.9 rushing attempts per game, both career-lows.
Pollard, on the other hand, is coming off a career-best season. He had 719 rushing yards and 337 receiving yards last season, and is a tremendous option for the Cowboys offense.
While Jones is insistent that Elliott is the focus of their running game, he recognizes the role that Pollard needs to have.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott seemed to echo Jones in that regard on Saturday, too.
In his eyes, there’s no competition between the two running backs. They’ve got to work together.
“Those are two guys without egos. They’re each other's biggest fan,” Prescott . “When one’s in the game, the other one is trying to support him. But I think you’ll see a lot more of them in the game together in whatever package we’re getting at. When you have two guys like that, you’ve got to get them on the field. You’ve got to get them the ball.”