Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith will miss Week 5 with a high ankle sprain.
During their Week 4 loss, Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott was sacked forward into the legs of Smith, who was helped off the field. He would not return, as the New Orleans Saints handed the Cowboys their first loss of the season, 12-10.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported that even though he is dealing with a high ankle sprain, he has only been ruled out for one week.
#Cowboys LT Tyron Smith received good news after his MRI. Source said he’s out against the Packers, but has not been ruled out vs. the #Jets in Week 6. This is not the typical 4-6 week high-ankle sprain.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2019
The six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro will only certainly miss Week 5 against the Packers. This is no small loss, as Green Bay’s improved pass rush will exploit the loss of one of the best tackles in football. Being that both teams just suffered their first loss and are eager to prove they are for real, this is a key loss.
The Cowboys still have one of the best offensive lines in football. They also have a potent rushing attack, which common sense says they will have to lean on, considering the Packers’ knack for interceptions and weakness against the run.
A former first-rounder, Smith has been heralded as one of the best blind-side blockers in football. He has played on 98 percent of offensive snaps in 2019. The Cowboys will surely miss his production in Week 5, and will be hoping the sprain does not sideline him for many more games.
The Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers meet on Sunday, October 6. If he is sidelined for a longer period of time, he could miss their Week 6 matchup against the Jets.
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