Due to a serious preseason injury sustained during practice last week, Tyron Smith, left tackle for the Dallas Cowboys will be out at least the first few months in 2022.
The Cowboys may look to the NFL trade market to replace the Pro-Bowl veteran. Jerry Jones, a long-time owner of the Cowboys, said that they will be looking within for a replacement left tackle.
“We want to look from within. That’s the smartest and logical way to do it,” Jones said, per Cowboys insider Jon Machota. “This gives us a chance to get a lot of reps, we got to learn to play with these younger guys, and we will. Our skill players will take up some of the slack.”
Jerry Jones on possibility of trading for a OT: "We want to look from within. That's the smartest & logical way to do it…This gives us a chance to get a lot of reps, we got to learn to play with these younger guys, and we will. Our skill players will take up some of the slack."
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 26, 2022
Tyler Smith, a rookie offensive lineman, was selected by the Cowboys with the 24th overall selection in the 2022 draft. Tulsa’s product is being considered as an in-house option for the left tackle position.
Josh Ball and Matt Waletzko, who are both backups for the Cowboys, are also options.
Tyron Smith sustained an avulsion injury during practice on Wednesday. This means that the tendon in his hamstrings, which sits behind the knee, was pulled away from the bone. He won’t likely return to the field before December, at the latest.