After Tyron Smith’s exit from Wednesday’s practice, the Dallas Cowboys will be holding their breath.
According to ESPN’s Todd Archer the Pro Bowl tackle will likely have an MRI on his left leg. After a play that involved little contact, he left practice early.
Smith is hopeful that despite this troubling development, Smith will not suffer a serious setback. Archer was assured by Connor McGovern, a guard, that Smith reassured them that he was okay without speaking a word.
“He gave me a nice, reassuring grunt like he usually does,” McGovern said. “That’s the one thing playing next to him for so long, I can decipher his grunts. I think he’s all right.”
He was spotted leaving the locker room after practice and did not appear to be limping badly. Connor McGovern: “He gave me a nice, reassuring grunt like he usually does. That’s the one thing playing next to him for so long, I can decipher his grunts. I think he’s all right.”
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) August 25, 2022
Clarence Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram said Smith “looked great” as he walked out of the facility.
However, it’s not the Cowboys news they want to hear. Smith was injured in his neck and missed only two of 2020’s games. Smith also missed six games last year due to an ankle injury.
The offensive line is the foundation of Dallas’ offense. Smith may not be available to start the season, and it could lead to major problems for the team. Connor Williams, left guard, signed with Miami Dolphins and La’el Collins, veteran tackle, was released by the Cowboys early in the offseason.
The Cowboys need a healthy, efficient Smith to maintain their top-ranked offense last year and be NFC East champions again.