Cowboys’ Tony Pollard Breaks Leg in Playoff Loss

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard in November 2022
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard in November 2022. Photo by Darren Lee/CSM/Shutterstock (13622145bi)

The Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard suffered a fracture to the fibula in his left leg during his team’s 12-19 playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the Cowboys confirmed.

Pollard suffered the injury with 1:24 left in the first half when he rolled up after making a catch. Upon being helped to the sideline, the Cowboys’ medical staff decided to escort Pollard back to the locker room where he was to undergo an X-ray. As a result, he was ruled out of the rest of the game.

“That hurt,” teammate Dak Prescott said of Pollard’s injury. “Just a guy that brings so much to our offense, brings so much to our team. His energy. His energy on the sideline, in the huddle, the way he gets guys going.”

While Ezekiel Elliot and rookie Malik Davis filled in for the Pro Bowl player, the Cowboys were unable to claw their way back, thereby losing the game and bringing their season to an end.

Set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, Pollard has come off of the best season of his career, scoring 12 touchdowns and making 1,007 yards on 193 carries in 16 regular-season games.