Dallas Cowboys operating again Tony Pollard. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports activities)
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Cowboys operating again Tony Pollard needed to be carted off the sideline along with his leg in an air solid after injuring his ankle in opposition to the 49ers.
The primary half of the NFC Divisional Spherical playoff matchup was less-than-ideal for the Dallas Cowboys.
Quarterback Dak Prescott threw two interceptions. Kicker Brett Maher had his solely PAT try blocked. And operating again Tony Pollard went down with a serious-looking harm.
Pollard had his foot caught below a defender throughout a deal with and needed to be helped off the sphere by trainers. A cart was introduced out for him to take him again to obtain X-rays.
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Tom Rinaldi on the FOX broadcast reported popping out of halftime that Pollard suffered a excessive ankle sprain and wouldn’t return to motion. He completed with six carries for 22 yards.
Any time an air solid is required that’s unhealthy information for the participant. X-rays will reveal extra however it appeared like a severe challenge. Pollard’s physique language with a towel over his head backed that up.
If Dallas manages to beat the 49ers on Sunday, it will appear unlikely for Pollard to be obtainable for the remainder of the playoffs.
A excessive ankle sprain is similar harm suffered by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in opposition to the Jaguars. Nonetheless, Mahomes was in a position to play on his ankle as a result of a quarterback can work round that type of harm extra simply than a operating again. The truth that Pollard needed to be carted off with an aircast additionally suggests his sprain was extra extreme.
The operating again is about to turn into a free agent this yr and he’ll be in search of a giant contract after dashing for 1,000 yards for the primary time in his profession. The very last thing he wanted was to endure an harm with negotiations arising.
The Cowboys have relied on Pollard as a change of tempo from Ezekiel Elliot, who has remained the first starter.