Report: Cowboys get Good News On Tyron Smith Following MRI

Matt Galatzan
September 30, 2019 - 3:37 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys received good news concerning the health of their star left tackle on Monday, with Tyron Smith due to be sidelined for just two weeks following his injury against the Saints on Sunday night. 

This was first reported by 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher.

The injury, which occurred on the Cowboys final drive of the game, typically keeps players out for anywhere from four to six weeks, but luckily for both Smith and the Cowboys, that will not be the case here. 

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley suffered a similar injury in week three against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but is likely to remain out until at least mid-season.

While this is good news for the Cowboys, it also means that the team will be without Smith for at least their matchup with the Packers next Sunday, and their road matchup with the New York Jets on October 13th. 

With Smith out, it will be up to backup tackle Cameron Fleming to protect Dak Prescott's blindside against the Packers, who, through the first four games of the season, have been one of the top pass-rush teams in the NFL. 

The 3-1 Packers currently rank eighth in the NFL with 12 sacks on the year, with outside edge rushers, Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith, combing for 7.5 of those sacks.