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Cowboys’ Tony Pollard ‘very excited’ to be team’s starting running back: ‘Ready for the challenge’

Tony Pollard is entering his fifth season with the Dallas Cowboys. He was named to his first Pro Bowl last season, although he had to share carries with two-time All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott. 

Pollard still managed a career-best 1,378 yards from scrimmage and nine rushing touchdowns. 

The 26-year-old’s season came to a screeching halt when he broke his fibula during the Cowboys’ playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Dallas opens the season against the Giants Sept. 10. When the game kicks off, Pollard will be “RB1” for the Cowboys.

“There is nothing we will shy away from on a scheme standpoint with him. Like everybody, there are going to be things he’s more comfortable doing, but I have zero concerns about his body type with anything we’re doing. I just love the explosive playmaker he is. 

“I love the way he works in practice. There’s a quiet confidence about him that you feel. You also feel his speed whether he’s running a toss play toward the sideline or running a route. You feel his speed. It’s real. I think there’s no question in my he’s ready for this role.”  

Chantz Martin is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.

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