The Cowboys have confirmed that LT Tyron Smith has suffered an unfortunate injury.
Dak Prescott will return to the starting lineup for the Dallas Cowboys without his stalwart blindside blocker.
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that left tackle Tyron Smith will miss Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos due to an ankle injury that is not considered severe.
McCarthy stated, “Rest is a component of it.” “I believe he’ll be tested this week, but after we get through that, I don’t see this as a long-term issue at all.”
Smith will be “pressed to play” in Week 9, McCarthy stated on Thursday. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones previously revealed that the 30-year-old had bone spurs in his ankle, which he first injured during the team’s victory over New England on October 17.
“We’ll have to wait and see how Tyron works out. It’s said to be a spur. Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News, that “we should and will train with alternatives to him being out there.”
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Smith’s Probable Absence Devastates Zeke
After an injury-plagued 2020 season, the seven-time Pro Bowler has resumed his place among the league’s elite linemen, grading out as the second-highest-rated (92.9) OT out of 79 qualifiers on Pro Football Focus.
The Cowboys are presently first in total offense (454.9 yards per game), second in rushing (152.0 YPG), and third in passing (302.9 YPG) and scoring with Smith leading the way (32.1 points per game).
Prescott is still a real NFL MVP favorite entering Week 9, while running back Ezekiel Elliott (571 rushing yards) is on pace for his best statistical season since 2019. The latter understands how significant a loss Smith would be, both literally and metaphorically.
“Take a look at him. He reminds me of an action figure. “He’s built like an action figure and plays like a superhero,” Elliott told ESPN’s Todd Archer on Wednesday. “It’s difficult to fill a hole like that.”
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Dallas’ Alternatives for Replacing Smith
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