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Cowboys Star Practicing At Different Position Ahead Of 2022 Season

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The Dallas Cowboys have an impressive holster of offensive weapons. However, the running back room, including the likes of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard, is a bit crowded. Pollard, as a result, is practicing at a new position. 

According to a report, Pollard is spending a good amount of time in practice at slot receiver. He's hoping to get more playing time instead of trying to split reps with Elliott. 

The Cowboys are well aware if both Elliott and Pollard are on the field at the same time, it presents a matchup nightmare for the opposing defense. 

"Cowboys want to get Tony Pollard more involved. That’s not just lip service. Offensive assistant Kyle Valero is his private tutor, developing him as a slot receiver to get him and Ezekiel Elliott on the field more at same time," said Michael Gehlken. "'Whatever they ask from me.'"

Last season, Tony Pollard had his best year yet both running and catching the football He had 719 yards rushing, 337 yards receiving and two touchdowns. 

Elliott has gotten healthier this offseason and is expected to get the majority of snaps this upcoming season. Instead of just coming in when Elliott needs a break or in situational football, Pollard is trying to become a true slot receiver. 

The position change could pay dividends for both Pollard and the Cowboys down the road.