The Thanksgiving day matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Las Vegas Raiders had plenty of entertainment to offer. But there was probably no bigger play than Tony Pollard's 100-yard kickoff return.
As it turns out, Pollard's big third-quarter return was also the first of its kind in quite some time — for both the Cowboys and for the entire league.
Tony Pollard's 100-yard return was the Cowboys longest kickoff return TD since 2002 against the Eagles (Reggie Swinton - 100 yards).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 26, 2021
It is also the Cowboys 1st kickoff return TD on Thanksgiving since 1971 (Ike Thomas). pic.twitter.com/iQspYj5GSF
The 24-year-old is playing in his third season in the NFL, tallying 495 yards on 90 carries through 10 games played this season for Dallas.