Tony Pollard Already Moving on From Cowboys to Surprising Team

There's some bad news for Dallas Cowboys fans hoping to see Tony Pollard re-signed. The veteran RB is likely signing with a surprising AFC team, per NFL insider Aaron Wilson.

RB Tony Pollard has already found his next team.
RB Tony Pollard has already found his next team. / Cooper Neill/GettyImages
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Dallas Cowboys fans don't have to wait any longer to find out what's going on with running back Tony Pollard.

With free agency opening on Wednesday, Pollard is expected to sign with the Tennessee Titans, per NFL insider Aaron Wilson. The 26-year-old RB has been with the Cowboys ever since he was drafted 128th overall at the 2019 NFL Draft.

Cowboys Rumors: Tony Pollard Signs with Titans

Even though free agency doesn't open until 4 p.m. ET on March 13, free agents were allowed to start negotiating with other teams as of noon ET on Monday. Hence why Wilson's report came out just 39 minutes after the negotiation period began.

It's going to be weird for Cowboys fans to see Pollard in another team's jersey. The fanbase will mostly remember him for his 2022 performance as he racked up career highs in scrimmage yards (1,378) and touchdowns (12) en route to a Pro Bowl appearance while playing behind Ezekiel Elliott.

Unfortunately, Pollard failed to build off that performance as the lead RB in 2023. Despite seeing 75 more touches than he saw in the previous season, the Memphis, TN native only generated 1,316 scrimmage yards and six TDs. He also only rushed more than 80 yards once after doing so seven times in 2022.

It was far from an awful performance but still disappointing after how much of a game-changer he was last year.

Nevertheless, it'll be interesting to see how Pollard fares with his home-state team. The Titans have been running with Derrick Henry — arguably the best RB since 2016 — for nearly a decade, so it's safe to say that he has big shoes to fill.

Interestingly enough, the Cowboys are one of the most likeliest teams to sign Henry this offseason. The two-time rushing yards leader would be a major upgrade to a Dallas defense that averaged the 14th-most rushing yards in 2023.

Time will tell who leads the Cowboys' backfield next season and beyond. As it stands, Mike McCarthy & Co. are tied for the fifth-best Super Bowl LIX odds (+1300) on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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