Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys left tackle, will likely be out for the majority of the season.
Smith sustained an apparent injury to his leg during Wednesday’s practice. Smith suffered an apparent leg injury during Wednesday’s practice. It was later announced that he had suffered an avulsion fracture to his left knee. He will need surgery.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter described Smith’s injury as the hamstring being torn from the bone.
Smith’s horrific injury has led to speculation about Andrew Whitworth, a former Pro Bowl offensive tackle.
Whitworth retired after the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. We’ve also seen players change their mind before.
— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) August 25, 2022
NFL Network’s Jane Slater also brought up the idea of the Cowboys throwing a ton of money at Whitworth to make him come of retirement.
Veteran FA market right now? Eric Fisher, Jason Peters. Another hypothetical…just from talking to league sources…trade with AZ for Jones or NE for Wynn? How about Andrew Whitworth here’s all the cash 🤷🏼♀️ that’s where we are at right now.
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 25, 2022
Whitworth was a player in the NFL between 2006 and 2021. During that 16-year period, he appeared in 239 games.
Whitworth has not indicated that he would like to leave retirement and join the Cowboys. This would make Whitworth a good replacement for left tackle if the front office pulls off this major move.
Tyler Smith could take over the left tackle starting role in Dallas.