The Dallas Cowboys has a bad enough night losing to the San Francisco 49ers for the second consecutive season in the playoffs on Sunday. To add to their misery, running back Tony Pollard suffered a broken left fibula which will require surgery.

It was said in the offseason that Pollard and his multifaceted skill set would be more involved in the Cowboys’ offense in 2022. Dallas was true to their word as Pollard played a career-high 569 snaps. He led the Cowboys with 1,007 yards rushing and logged nine rushing touchdowns, averaging over five yards per rush for the third time in four seasons (5.2).

Pollard was selected to his first Pro Bowl this season, which came right on time for him seeing as it was a contract year. Unfortunately with this injury setback, Pollard may lose some leverage in negotiations, but it’s very plausible that the Cowboys decide to do some finagling to keep him around.

The important thing now is for Pollard to have a speedy recovery. More details to come.

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