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3 Unexpected Players That Could Make an Impact for Cowboys

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 13:  Ezekiel Elliott #21 celebrates his 32-yard rushing touchdown with Travis Frederick #72 of the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys have no shortage of stars, from Ezekiel Elliott to Dak Prescott to Demarcus Lawrence to Amari Cooper. Everyone expects those big-time guys to step up and be impactful on the big stage, but it is the unexpected Cowboys that could be the difference between a good team and a great one in 2019-- starting with these three.

3. RB Tony Pollard

BIRMINGHAM, AL - DECEMBER 22: Tony Pollard #1 of the Memphis Tigers runs for a 41-yard touchdown against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the first quarter of the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field on December 22, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Birmingham Bowl - Memphis v Wake Forest | Joe Robbins

Tony Pollard was drafted in the fourth round out of Memphis this spring, and the rookie running back could be a key component to the Cowboys success in 2019. Elliott has been a workhorse since entering the league, and Dallas hopes that Pollard could be the guy that can give their star back much-needed spells at times this season. He rushed for 552 yards and caught for 448 yards last season, giving Dallas a versatile option out of the backfield.

2. DE Robert Quinn

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 02:  Robert Quinn #94 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates with teammates after a forced fumble against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills v Miami Dolphins | Michael Reaves

Robert Quinn once had 19 sacks in a season, and although the Cowboys do not expect that same explosiveness out of the 29-year-old veteran, they should expect Quinn to be Demarcus Lawerence's able counterpart on the other side of the defensive line. Quinn will greatly enhance Dallas' pass rush and will make their defense even more of a team strength.

1. C Travis Frederick

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 09:  Travis Frederick #72 of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals v Dallas Cowboys | Ronald Martinez

Travis Frederick couldn't participate in the 2018 season due to Guillain-Barre syndrome and was missed dearly along the offensive line. Before missing the campaign, Frederick was a staple for the Cowboys, protecting Prescott from head-on rushes and getting into the second level to block as well. Getting him back not only boosts this team's on-field ability, but also increases team chemistry and morale, a huge lift for the Cowboys.