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Signs franchise tag Thursday
Pollard signed his $10.091 million franchise tag Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Gets new backfield mate
Pollard will be joined by a younger backfield mate than former teammate Ezekiel Elliott in 2023 after Dallas signed Ronald Jones on Wednesday.
Should see workload tick up in '23
Jones, who signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys on Tuesday, should be in line to see more work in Dallas than he did with the Chiefs in 2022, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Returning to Cowboys in '23
Rush agreed to a two-year deal with the Cowboys on Friday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Laments release of Elliott
Prescott conceded Thursday he was having difficulty dealing with the Cowboys' release of long-time teammate Ezekiel Elliott earlier in the week, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports. "It's tough. A brother," Prescott said of Elliott at a charity event Thursday. "Playing the game with a brother. To be able to start this NFL career and share so many memories and grow up as men...with this organization. Really can't imagine taking the field without him. I don't know if it's completely hit me yet."
Set for lead-back role
Pollard is the Cowboys' indisputable No. 1 running back for the time being with the release of Ezekiel Elliott on Wednesday.
Wants to stay with Dallas long term
When asked about the possibility of signing an extension with the Cowboys, Prescott said "I don't expect to play for any other team," per Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.
Likely to be tagged
Dallas plans to use the franchise tag on Pollard, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Jerry Jones wants him back
Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones wants to keep both Elliott and Tony Pollard in 2023, according to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Could see expanded role in 2023
Leighton Vander Esch and the Cowboys haven't made any progress in contract talks, per Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which could leave Clark as Dallas' starting middle linebacker in 2023.
Unlikely to stay put
According to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, there isn't much optimism that Wilson and the Cowboys will agree to a contract extension.
Leighton Vander Esch
No progress in contract talks
Vander Esch and the Cowboys haven't made any progress in contract talks, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Heavy workload likely in Dallas
Based on recent comments from head coach and new playcaller Mike McCarthy, Pollard appears poised for a bump in rushing workload in 2023 if he remains with the Cowboys through either the franchise tag or a long-term contract, Todd Archer of ESPN.com suggests.
Could throw less in 2023
Head coach Mike McCarthy, who will take over as the Cowboys' playcaller next season, noted he plans to focus much more on ball control and the running game than departed coordinator Kellen Moore, under whom Prescott threw a career-high 15 interceptions last season, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Unlikely to stay in Dallas
Todd Archer of ESPN.com expects the Cowboys to part ways with Schultz this offseason.
Cowboys shouldn't overpay
Rush, a pending free agent, shouldn't be offered more than market value by the Cowboys on a new deal this offseason, Todd Archer of ESPN.com opines.
Candidate for re-signing
Brown, who finished the season on injured reserve with an Achilles' tendon rupture suffered in Week 13, should be re-signed by the Cowboys on a one-year deal, Todd Archer of ESPN.com suggests.
Multi-year contract could be on tap
Todd Archer of ESPN.com suggests the Cowboys shouldn't hesitate to sign Pollard to a long-term contract as opposed to settling for retaining him on the franchise tag.
Uncertain candidate for re-signing
Todd Archer of ESPN.com labels Brown, an impending free agent, as a solid player the Cowboys should nevertheless not overpay for this offseason.
Leighton Vander Esch
Should be re-signed by Cowboys
Vander Esch, a pending free agent, should be a priority for the Cowboys this offseason, Todd Archer of ESPN.com suggests.
Should be priority re-signing
Wilson is a pending free agent the Cowboys should prioritize keeping, Todd Archer of ESPN.com opines.
Could have deal restructured
Elliott is a candidate to have his contract restructured this offseason, Cynthia Frelund of NFL.com reports.
Possible fit for Chargers
Matt Bowen of ESPN.com views Schultz, who is eligible to become a free agent, as a good fit for the Chargers.
Pushing to play on offense in 2023
Turpin, who recorded only one reception during his first NFL season in 2022, is planning on being a bigger part of the Cowboys offense in 2023, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
Likely staying in Dallas
Pollard is expected to get the franchise tag from the Cowboys, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.