The Dallas Cowboys face arguably their toughest defensive test of the year Sunday in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs: the No. 2 seed San Francisco 49ers.
Following Dak Prescott‘s five-touchdown performance on wild-card weekend, more bettor confidence is likely returning to backing the Dallas offense.
Running back Tony Pollard contributed soundly in his own right Monday, accumulating 89 yards from scrimmage on 18 touches. This elusive rusher will be the subject of plenty of betting attention for the return of this historic rivalry.
Read on for my favorite ways to bet Tony Pollard props.
All NFL Divisional Round odds used in these props are current as of Friday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. ET.
Tony Pollard Prop Pick of the Day
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Tony Pollard Scrimmage Yards Prop
Tony Pollard: Over 70.5 Total Yards (-115) at BetMGM Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
The dual-threat should be plenty involved in the offense as either a rusher or receiver, which has been a frequent role for him this season to complement the between-the-tackles back Ezekiel Elliott.
As I noted in my breakdown of Dak Prescott props, I expect Prescott to feel more pressure should LT Jason Peters (hip) be forced to miss this game.
This combined prop could be satisfied by a combo of a more involved Pollard on the ground or a more heavily targeted Pollard on screen passes to avoid Nick Bosa and the rest of the 49ers’ pass rush.
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Tony Pollard Receptions Prop
Tony Pollard: Over 2.5 Receptions (-165) at BetMGM Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
As I explained above, the likelihood of Prescott facing increased pressure makes me believe he’ll check down in his reads more often just to have a quicker release.
If you’re looking for yards after the catch in exchange for avoiding sacks, putting the ball in Pollard’s hands doesn’t hurt.