Dallas Cowboys Running Back Pollard Suffers Leg Injury

The Dallas Cowboys lost their top running back to a serious leg injury in last night's 19-12 Divisional Round defeat to the San Francisco 49ers. According to ESPN's Todd Archer, Tony Pollard suffered a fractured fibula. Pollard exited in the first half after six carries for 22 yards and two receptions for 11 yards. He led the Cowboys in rushing in the 2022 season, totalling 1007 yards at an explosive 5.2 yards per carry.

Pollard is set to hit unrestricted free agency, so his injury comes at an unfortunate time. Typically, a leg fracture sports a three-month recovery, so he should be fine for training camp and the 2023 regular season, but it could affect his contract negotiations in the coming months. The Cowboys were reportedly considering applying the franchise tag on Pollard. Given the increased uncertainty regarding his status, it may be the ideal solution for all parties.
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