Last week, the Dallas Cowboys were dealt a severe blow to their offensive line when Tyron Smith suffered an avulsion fracture. Jerry Jones, a 105.3 The Fan host, revealed the identity of the All-Pro offensive tackle.
Jones stated that it is “safe to assume” that rookie Tyler Smith will be the Cowboys’ starting left tackle.
Smith is currently dealing with a high-ankle sprain. However, Smith will soon be able to return to work.
Smith was the Cowboys’ 24th overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan said it’s safe to say the Cowboys will be going with rookie Tyler Smith as their starting left tackle. Jones called it a high ankle sprain that Smith is working to overcome
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 30, 2022
Dallas made Smith move to left guard during training camp. However, the Tulsa product seems to be comfortable playing left tackle.
Stephen Jones, chief operating officer of the Cowboys, discussed Smith’s status earlier in this month.
“[Tackle] is where played in college,” Jones said. “It’s not foreign to him to step out there and be left tackle. And that’s why we kept him on the left side because there are a lot of things that go hand in hand. That’s why it was important to really work him over there rather than move him over to right tackle. The left side works good, and we’ll see.”
Smith will have many opportunities to prove why the Cowboys selected him in the first round this fall.