Pollard, a fourth-round draft pick out of Memphis, averaged 6.8 yards per carry during a college career in which he was never the primary ballcarrier.
"If he goes out there and he plays to that level he's going to be [at] for the next several weeks, he's going to be right in the middle of it early", Jones said of Pollard. Team physician Dr. Dan Cooper had performed Smith's knee surgery, and the club felt confident he could make a full recovery from an ACL tear and peroneal nerve damage.
Smith played all 16 games (with six starts) in 2017, and started all 16 games previous year, finishing with 121 total tackles on an up-and-coming defense.
Last season, Smith made significant strides restoring his pre-injury explosiveness as a sideline-to-sideline playmaker. In 2017, Elliott was suspended for six games for an alleged assault involving a former girlfriend in Columbus, Ohio, even though no charges were brought in that case by law enforcement. That includes just two playoff wins, six coaches and countless controversies from the demise of the dynasty teams of the 1990s through the rollercoaster years of the Tony Romo era until Jason Garrett's process Cowboys. I think he really appreciates this opportunity to be a pro football player for the Dallas Cowboys.
The first in the door could be Smith, who previously was scheduled for restricted free agency after the 2019 season. "Understanding what they've done for me, taking a chance, taking a risk and now they're getting a return on investment". "It's a attractive thing to be a Dallas Cowboy".