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The bad news continued for the Dallas Cowboys after their season-ending loss to the San Francisco 49ers Sunday.
Running back Tony Pollard suffered a fractured left fibula that will require surgery and likely mean a three-month recovery. ESPN reported.
Pollard suffered the injury late in the first half of the 19-12 divisional round loss when his leg was ruined on a tackle after making an 8-yard reception. He had 22 rushing yards on six carries and two receptions for 11 yards in Sunday’s game.
The injury comes as Pollard is set to become a free agent this offseason. The 25-year-old is expected to be one of the top running backs in free agency. However, the Cowboys could place the franchise tag on him, which would be worth around $10 million for the 2023 season. the NFL Network reported.
Pollard had the best season of his four-year career in 2022. He rushed for 1,007 yards on 5.2 carries, which was seventh-best in the NFL among all qualifying players. He also had 39 receptions for 371 yards along with 12 total touchdowns (nine rushing, three receiving).
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