Efficient with touches Sunday
Pollard rushed 14 times for 75 yards and brought in all four targets for 28 yards in the Cowboys' 44-20 win over the Giants on Sunday. He also committed a fumble, but it was recovered by Dallas.
Pollard was the ideal complement to Ezekiel Elliott's own impressive rushing exploits Sunday, averaging 5.4 yards per carry and playing a solid role in the passing game as well. Elliott has reacquired a hefty, lead-back-worthy role over the last two games with 41 carries during that span, but Pollard's efficiency continues to be something to behold on a weekly basis. The 24-year-old's overall fantasy value will continue to be capped to an extent as long as Elliott is healthy, but Pollard will look to keep drawing solid volume in a Week 6 showdown against the Patriots.
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Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy acknowledged Friday that Elliott has been on a rep count in games for the past month while the running back continues to manage a knee injury that first cropped up in Week 4, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. "It's part of how we want to play," McCarthy said, while also noting that he believes the Cowboys' 10-day break prior to the team's Week 14 game against Washington will be beneficial for Elliott, according to Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News.
Brown caught two of three targets for 14 yards in Thursday's 27-17 win over the Saints.
Schultz caught all five of his targets for 43 yards in Thursday's 27-17 win over the Saints.
Pollard rushed seven times for 71 yards and a touchdown and brought in two of four targets for three yards in the Cowboys' 27-17 win over the Saints on Thursday night.
Gallup brought in five of nine targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' 27-17 win over the Saints on Thursday night.
Elliott rushed 13 times for 45 yards and brought in two of three targets for three yards in the Cowboys' 27-17 win over the Saints on Thursday night.
Cooper (illness) brought in both targets for 41 yards in the Cowboys' 27-17 win over the Saints on Thursday night.
Lamb brought in seven of 13 targets for 89 yards in the Cowboys' 27-17 win over the Saints on Thursday night. He also rushed once for 33 yards and returned three punts for 35 yards.
Prescott completed 26 of 40 passes for 238 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the Cowboys' 27-17 win over the Saints on Thursday night. He also rushed three times for minus-3 yards.
Cooper (illness) is listed as active Thursday at New Orleans, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.