Tyron Smith had a “real chance” to come back from injury in Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but was instead sent off just before kick-off. That’s because the Dallas Cowboys took all the variables into account, and a pretty big one was the fact that he was then allegedly asked to play two games in four days after not having fully ramped up training yet, and after missing the previous two games with an aggravated high ankle sprain – sources confirmed to CBS Sports – and not the bone spur described by owner Jerry Jones.
Smith was most certainly missed on Sunday, as the Chiefs hit Dak Prescott a total of eight en route to sack him on five separate occasions. No touchdowns were scored by the Cowboys in the 19-9 loss at Arrowhead Stadium, but as they return home to AT&T Stadium for Thanksgiving, Smith is expected to return to his post for a game. which suddenly became very important to the Dallas momentum. go forward.
“We get Tyron [Smith] back this week, “team principal Stephen Jones told 105.3FM the Fan on Monday.” … I feel really good he’s playing this week and it’s just a decision we have to make, and it’s a long year, and certainly we miss him. Be great to get it back. “
Jones went on to explain the team’s state of mind by having Smith sit down against the Chiefs, although it allowed him to go through his normal pre-game ritual without a problem. He also noted that the Cowboys don’t view Smith’s injury as an injury that will nag him for the rest of the season.
“Certainly we have to do whatever we think is in our best interests throughout the season,” Jones said. “And I don’t think that’s something we’ll have to deal with, kinda like Dak [Prescott] – like Dak. We just have the feeling that once it’s ready to go, it’s ready to go. [We] ride like it’s ready.
“Barring any unforeseen setback this week, he should be ready to play this week.”
Smith left the victory over the Minnesota Vikings and has since recovered, with the initial thought being that a Week 7 pass would help his campaign not have missed a game at this point. Having now missed two games in a row, the streak will likely end there, and it will see swing tackle Terence Steele returning to save serve while La’el Collins remains the starter on the right tackle. In Collins’ absence, Steele performed well on the right side, but the same cannot be said of him once he was returned to the opposite side.
Smith’s continued availability is paramount to the success of Prescott and the Cowboys’ offense – often a shell of themselves when the perennial All-Pro is not on the court. So, as Jones said, they couldn’t be more excited to track him down to try and stop a good Raiders pass from trying to water Prescott like a turkey on Thanksgiving.