Report: Cowboys RB Tony Pollard signs franchise tender

Newly minted starting running back Tony Pollard signed his franchise tender with the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, locking in his $10.091 million salary for 2023, ESPN reported.Pollard and the Cowboys have until July 17 to negotiate a long-term deal.Pollard’s 2022 breakout season ended with a bad leg break, but he’s expected to be full strength in time for the mandatory portion of offseason workouts.Pollard, 25, ran for 1,007 yards and nine touchdowns on 193 carries — all career highs — while splitting time in the Dallas backfield with Ezekiel Elliott in 2022.However, the Cowboys released Elliott in a cost-cutting move on March 15.