McCarthy’s words are in line with what Stephen Jones, Cowboys executive vice-president, said on Monday regarding Smith during a 105.3 The Fan radio interview.
Jones stated, “You’d love to see him get practice this week and be in a position to play.” We haven’t ruled it out. He had a great week last week.”
The Cowboys are now more concerned about injuries and practicing time after a disappointing loss against the Denver Broncos. Many league analysts believe that quarterback Dak Prescott suffered one of the worst statistical performances in his career due to rust. Prescott was unable to practice for several weeks due to a calf injury, but he returned to the field against Denver.
Elliott has suffered minor injuries all season, but he appeared to have sustained a serious injury to his ankle on Sunday. Elliott sustained a knee contusion which caused him to have to walk off the field. However, he did not go into the medical tent for examination.
Smith also has had to deal with injuries as the Cowboys’ offensive lines have been in flux for most of the year. The Cowboys have had impressive success with their backup line players, despite injuries and the suspensions of La’el Collins. Smith’s All Pro ability is an important impact that they want healthy for a playoff run, and they will likely be cautious.
Early indications by the Cowboys indicate that Smith will not practice this week and will not be available to play against the Falcons.
“Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said that ‘they whooped us in every aspect’,” stated Michael Gehlken of Dallas Morning News on Prescott’s comments following the game. “Started quicker. “Executed better. “We need to play a cleaner sport.”
“Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott claimed that he adjusted his arm angle for the fourth-and-1 completion on the second drive. That type of play is what he practices. “It frustrates me when I miss a throw such as that.” It changed the game’s whole dynamic.
On Sunday, Prescott played one of his worst games against Denver in his entire career. He was held to less than 50% completion of his passes by the Denver defense, who forced an interception and sacked him twice. Prescott finished the day with just 232 yards and two touchdowns on 19-of-19 completions. In a game in which Prescott and his offense failed to get rolling, the Cowboys trailed 30-0 at one point.