Cowboys Not Expected To Reach Deal With Franchise RB Tony Pollard

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Cowboys and franchise RB Tony Pollard are not expected to reach an agreement on a long-term deal before Monday’s 4 pm deadline, barring a late change. 

Tony Pollard

Pollard will likely play out the 2023 season on the tag sum of $10.09 million fully guaranteed. He’s already signed the tag as well. 

Pollard, 25, was a fourth-round pick by the Cowboys out of Memphis in the 2019 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year, $3,187,780 rookie contract with the team, including a $667,780 signing bonus, $667,780 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $796,945.

He was set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason when the Cowboys placed the franchise tag on him worth $10.09 million guaranteed. Pollard will be an unrestricted free agent in 2024.

In 2022, Pollard appeared in 16 games for the Cowboys and rushed 193 times for 1,007 yards (5.2 YPC) and nine touchdowns. He also caught 39 passes for 371 yards and three touchdowns.

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