SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Dallas Cowboys Professional Bowl working again Tony Pollard suffered a fractured left fibula Sunday that may require surgical procedure, sources stated.
Pollard suffered the harm with 1:24 left within the first half of the Cowboys’ 19-12 divisional spherical loss to the San Francisco 49ers when he was rolled up after an 8-yard catch. Pollard wanted assist to the sideline and was carrying an Aircast on his left leg as he was carted to the X-ray room inside Levi’s Stadium. He was subsequently dominated out for the sport.
“That damage,” Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott stated. “Only a man that brings a lot to our offense, brings a lot to our group. His vitality. His vitality on the sideline, within the huddle, the best way he will get guys going. He is a particular teammate, particular participant and clearly that one damage. It damage us. Wasn’t capable of create as many explosive performs as we deliberate, and I am positive he would’ve been a giant a part of a few of these had he not gotten damage.”
With out Pollard, the Cowboys have been left to depend on Ezekiel Elliott and rookie Malik Davis. Elliott had not averaged 4 yards per carry within the earlier 5 video games and averaged a career-low 3.8 yards per carry this season, taking part in a very good portion of the 12 months with a knee brace to guard a sprained medial collateral ligament. Davis had 161 yards and a landing on 38 carries within the common season.
Elliott had 10 carries for 26 yards Sunday, whereas Davis didn’t have a carry.
Pollard’s harm couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Cowboys or for him.
He’s scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in March and had the very best season of his profession. In 16 regular-season video games, Pollard had 1,007 yards on 193 carries. He scored 12 touchdowns this season, surpassing the whole he had in his first three seasons. He was named to the Professional Bowl for the primary time in his profession.
The Cowboys have been banking on Pollard’s pace in opposition to a San Francisco run protection that completed second in opposition to the run (77.2 yards per recreation). Earlier than getting injured, he had six carries for 22 yards and two catches for 11 yards.