When the Dallas Cowboys’ take on Washington Football Team, their offense will not be at its best. The team had just ruled out Tyron Smith for Week 16.
Smith has been suffering from an ankle injury for approximately a month. This issue caused Smith to miss three games in November.
On Dec. 12, the All-Pro offensive tackle, he aggravated his ankle injury again against Washington. He was forced to miss the Cowboys’ showdown against the New York Giants.
The Cowboys will be without Smith this weekend so they’ll have to rely on Terence Steele and La’el Collins to take over as their starting offensive tackles.
Cowboys LT Tyron Smith (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday evening's game vs. Washington. Rookie S Israel Mukuamu (illness) is questionable. All other players on 53-man roster, including RB Tony Pollard (ankle), carry no game-status designation.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 24, 2021
Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner, addressed Smith’s outlook on the subject of Smith’s return earlier in this week.
Jones stated that although I don’t know much about this week’s outcome, it’s not impossible to predict. “We still have a lot of this week.” I am very optimistic for the long-term, which is the rest of the season and the playoffs.
Jones explained how crucial Smith is for the Cowboys offense.
Tyron Smith is our most valuable player. Tyron Smith makes a huge and significant difference in our offensive line execution.
Smith might be back for the Cowboys against the Arizona Cardinals on Jan. 2.