The Dallas Cowboys have been plagued by injuries all season. This has led to key players missing a lot of the season. Left tackle Tyron Smith is currently unable to play due to a hamstring injury. Smith, who has been a staple of the offensive line for many years, will make a welcome return.
It is possible that Smith will return to the practice field in the near future. Mike McCarthy, the head coach, gave an update on Smith at a Monday press conference. He said that Smith “looks great”, despite not being cleared for practice.
“Tyron has been here every day,” McCarthy said. “His workouts are very impressive. He‘s getting close.”
Smith will be back in Dallas for the final stretch of the season to help the team push for the NFC East’s top spot. Tyler Smith has taken over as the replacement. He has done an excellent job. Once the veteran returns to the field, he is expected to return to the left guard.
Conner McCGovern was playing alongside the rookie at LG. He will be taking a rotational position on the offensive line in near future.
Smith’s experience will make it easier for everyone involved in the offense. There are still several key games on the schedule, including a showdown with Philadelphia Eagles on Christmas Eve.
The Dallas Cowboys openly expressed their interest in free wide receiver Odellbeckham Jr. Since a few weeks, everyone involved in OBJ has been talking to Jerry Jones, the coaches and the players. Jones shared with Beckham Jr. what he had to say after the Giants’ Thanksgiving Day victory.
Clarence Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reported that Jones said that he had spoken to Beckham Jr. on Thursday . He also mentioned that a visit to Dallas is planned.
Jones didn’t clarify the topic of their conversation beyond sharing that they had spoken. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Jones said that OBJ is not yet healthy enough to play in this year’s season. This is why visits and conversations like this are so important to his acquisition.