Tony Pollard has seen an increased role in the Dallas Cowboys’ backfield this season, and the team has been rewarded for showing faith in him. Heck, even Ezekiel Elliott understands why he has been losing touches to his running mate.

Pollard started over Elliott in Sunday night’s blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts. That marked the first time in Elliott’s career that he was available and did not start. Both backs were very productive. Elliott had 91 scrimmage yards and a touchdown on 20 total touches. Pollard turned 14 touches into 106 yards and two scores.

After the game, Elliott was asked by a reporter about splitting carries with Pollard.