The Dallas Cowboys officially decided on Wednesday afternoon that Tyron Smith, an All-Pro offensive lineman, would be their choice.
Smith sustained a severe injury in training camp, which will keep him out of the majority of the 2022 season. The Cowboys still believe that Smith will return.
Dallas made a procedural decision this week to ensure Smith and wide receiver James Washington could return at some point during the season.
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“Both deep snapper Jake McQuaide, and veteran special teams ace C.J. Goodwin re-signed on Wednesday after being released Tuesday as the Cowboys cut down to 53 players.”
“The Cowboys needed those two spots for Tyron Smith and James Washington. The NFL rules state that injured players must be on the active roster for at least one day before reverting to Injured Reserve, if they want to bring them back at any point in the regular season.”
Dallas still believes Smith will be able to return from hamstring surgery. However, that may not happen until the last month of the regular season.
Will he be able to return for a potential playoff run?