The Dallas Cowboys’ running back room is one of the more intriguing NFL offseason storylines to follow in the coming days.
Tony Pollard, who led the Cowboys in rushing last season, needs a new contract. The cap-strapped Cowboys also need to make a decision on two-time rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott, as cutting him could save the organization $4.86 million against the cap.
On Friday, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported that Dallas will place the franchise tag on Pollard if they don’t reach an agreement on a long-term deal. Of course, the franchise tag doesn’t a hundred percent guarantee that Pollard stays. A trade is always possible, too.