Jerry Jones: Tony Pollard won't diminish Ezekiel Elliott's role

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has always stood behind his star running back Ezekiel Elliott, and Friday was no different.

Elliott has struggled this season, averaging a career-low 3.8 yards per carry. Some of those struggles can, of course, be blamed on the Cowboys injuries woes on their offensive line.

Meanwhile, his backup, Tony Pollard, appears to have shown some extra burst when he's been on the field. Yes, it's also important to note that Pollard may have fresher legs than Elliott because he's getting less carries each game. But that could also make the case for why Pollard should get more touches to keep Zeke more fresh.

"Tony's not a Johnny come lately to our appreciate for what he can bring to us. It always was exponential his potential here to help us, not though, let me emphasize, not though, at the diminished times we get the ball in the hands of Zeke or get Zeke involved in the offense in a way that he influences the offense so we can make big plays," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan when asked if Pollard should get more involved in the rushing attack. "All of this is all around what we're trying to do with our key spot at quarterback. I would say no in answer to any role that Pollard is being considered that would diminish anything that we're doing with Zeke."