The Dallas Cowboys have a ton of key players missing their Week 8 game against the Chicago Bears, but one couldn’t tell based on the opening drive. The offense opened up on the field without RB Ezekiel Elliott and starting WR Noah Brown, but they had no problem dissecting the Bears defense playing for the first time without traded edge rusher Robert Quinn.
The Cowboys still had QB Dak Prescott, RB Tony Pollard, WRs CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, TE Dalton Schultz and of course their offensive line. The line was carving road-grade size lanes for Pollard and his 26 yards on the ground.
17 yards as Pollard hits a HUGE gash off the left side and w/blocking like this any RB on the roster today will work #CHIvsDAL | #DallasCowboys | #CowboysNation | #daBears | #NFL | #NFLTwitter | #SportsTalkLine pic.twitter.com/3mOhYui0Tl
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That run along with Pollard’s 16 through the air opened things up for Prescott’s play-action, designed run around the left side for the first touchdown of the game.
The score was the first time Prescott had run one in since Week 10 of last season against Atlanta. That was his lone rushing score on the year in 2021, in what used to be a staple of his game prior to his horrific injury in 2020.