Cowboys Urged to Swap Star for Chiefs Vet: ‘Probably Be Playing Elsewhere’

Dallas Cowboys rumors about starting running back Tony Pollard's future continue to circulate. Pollard, according to Bleacher Report's Matt Holder, will leave in free agency this offseason.

According to the analyst, the Cowboys could look to free agent Kansas City Chiefs veteran Jerick McKinnon as a possible replacement.

"Tony Pollard is playing on the franchise tag and Dallas is estimated to begin the offseason significantly over the cap, according to Spotrac," Holder wrote in a piece published on November 27, 2023, titled "NFL Team Needs: 

Prioritizing Every Roster's Biggest Weaknesses Entering Week 13." "The soon-to-be 27-year-old will almost certainly be looking for a payday in the offseason, which means he'll almost certainly be playing elsewhere next season."

"McKinnon has over 2,000 receiving yards in his career and could, at the very least, replace what Pollard brings to the passing game at a fraction of the cost."

McKinnon is on a one-year, $1.3 million contract and is unlikely to earn much more in free agency."If the Cowboys do release Pollard, it's difficult to see McKinnon as the team's long-term solution at running back. 

This season, McKinnon has had little impact on the Chiefs offense.McKinnon had only 13 carries for 30 yards through the first 12 weeks. 

McKinnon has been more involved in the passing game, hauling in 19 passes for 155 yards and three scores.

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