Mike McCarthy updates injury status of key Dallas Cowboys players

Mike McCarthy, the Dallas Cowboys’ head coach, provided update regarding the injuries of Tyron Smith and Jayron kearse. According to the Dallas coach Smith will practice despite an ankle injury while Kearse will be resting this week because of a back injury. As Dallas participates with the Los Angeles Chargers in two joint practices, backup quarterback Will Grier will likely also practice this week.

“Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is ‘hopeful’ quarterback Will Grier (groin) will work Wednesday in first of two joint practices versus Chargers. Left tackle Tyron Smith (ankle) will also practice. Safety Jayron Kearse (back) to be rested this week,” detailed Dallas Morning News‘ Michael Gehlken.

Initial reports indicate that Smith injured his ankle during a practice session with the Denver Broncos last week. Smith was briefly seen leaving the practice area, but he returned before Dallas closed him down for the remainder of the day.

McCarthy initially stated that Smith was being restrained to make Smith more comfortable. It appears that Smith’s injury won’t be severe enough to prevent him from seeing the Chargers as preseason continues.

Kearse missed practices last week because of a back injury and it seems that it will keep him out of practice for the foreseeable future. Kearse is not yet back, but Grier is expected to be back after he has been out for a while with a groin injury. Dallas will welcome Grier back, as it will help keep Dak Prescott from getting too many preseason reps before the season starts.

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