Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard has suffered a broken fibula that will require surgery to repair. He suffered the injury in the first half of the team’s 19-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round of the 2022-23 NFL Playoffs. In that game, Pollard had six carries for 22 yards and two catches for 11 yards. The surgery is expected to take place soon and Pollard should be more than ready to go when training camp rolls around next season. For the Dallas Cowboys, it is another heartbreaking playoff loss due to unforeseen circumstances.
Tony Pollard suffered a fractured left fibula that will require surgery, according to multiple sources. Normally those require a three-month recovery. Bad
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) January 23, 2023
This season with the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Pollard emerged as a top back in the NFL. He rushed the ball 193 times for 1,007 yards and nine touchdowns. He also caught 39 passes for 371 yards and three receiving touchdowns. On top of recovering from his surgery, Pollard is also an unrestricted free agent this offseason and will be looking to maximize his value. Since he is expected to make a full recovery, his hope would be that this injury does not impact his value on the free agent market.
CeeDee Lamb was the entire Cowboys offense once Tony Pollard went out. He had 10 catches for 117 yards.
Michael Gallup had no catches, Noah Brown had two catches for 21 yards and T.Y. Hilton had one catch for 15 yards.
A lack of weapons outside of Lamb has been a problem
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) January 23, 2023
It is unclear if the Dallas Cowboys will be able to keep Tony Pollard next season with the money they already have invested in the offense including running back Ezekiel Elliot. Pollard will focus on his surgery and recovery and then he will enter the offseason as a free agent. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Elliot the best in his recovery and eventual return to the football field.