The Dallas Cowboys received update on the condition of their All-Pro offensive tackle lineman following an injury against the Washington Football Team. Tyron Smith was injured in the ankle when a teammate fell on it. He has been ruled out for their next game against New York Giants.
Smith sustained an injury in their game against Washington that was severe enough to force him out of the match. Cowboys fans believed that Smith’s removal from the game was preventative as the Cowboys had a significant lead at the time.
Smith was seen limping to the locker room after the match and clearly bothered about his ankle. Smith was ruled out of their next game by the team after an examination on Monday. Although it is clear that Smith’s ankle injury is a concern, he didn’t even try to practice this week. However, there was some optimism about how much time he would be absent.
“Mike McCarthy stated that he does not believe Tyron Smith will require surgery to fix his ankle problem,” Jon Machota, The Athletic’s reporter on Smith’s future, said.
Smith would have had to undergo surgery if it was necessary. This would have meant Smith’s season was over and the Cowboys would have another hole in their offensive line. The Cowboys have left the door open for Smith’s return, even if he is not able to undergo surgery. The Cowboys have a 9-4 season record and are three games ahead of their division. They are almost ready to be in the playoffs and start resting their key players for the postseason.
The Cowboys were not forced to leave the game due to an injury but they also lost La’el Collins Sunday’s game from an ejection.
Dak Prescott, the quarterback, was throwing the football out of bounds. A Washington defender shoved Prescott close to the sideline, and sent Prescott to his knees. Collins ran over upset by the play and eventually got ejected from game.
Collins stated that the play that resulted in his expulsion was not the “late hit” for him. “I felt it was more, I felt like Dak was rolling towards my leg. It was not necessary. It was uncalled for.
“You won’t take cheap shots at guys. That type of game is not what we play. We simply line up our balls and get out there to play. We don’t play dirty and we don’t do any of that. We won’t take any bullshit.
Although the play was not as dangerous as hits in the NFL, it made sense for Collins to pay more attention to Prescott’s ankles after his previous injury. Due to the rivalry between Washington and Dallas, tensions were high on both sides. The winner of their two meetings will likely decide the NFC East division.