Cowboys list Tyron Smith, La’el Collins as questionable

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The Cowboys have been on the wrong side of lopsided losses without running back Ezekiel Elliott and left tackle Tyron Smith in the lineup the last two weeks.

Elliott will be missing four more games while serving his six-game suspension, but the team remains hopeful that they will be able to give thanks for Smith’s return to action on Thanksgiving. Smith is listed as questionable for the Thursday afternoon matchup with the Chargers in Dallas and his presence would be a boost to the offense’s chances of handling a pass rush led by Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.

Right tackle La'el Collins is also listed as questionable after popping up on the injury report Tuesday. Collins was limited in practice due to a back injury.

Three other Cowboys join the tackles in the questionable category. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens hurt his groin last Sunday, but has expressed optimism about his chances of playing this week. With Sean Lee out again due to a hamstring injury, having Hitchens available would be a good thing for the Dallas defense.

Kicker Dan Bailey and defensive tackle Maliek Collins round out the questionable group.

15 responses to “Cowboys list Tyron Smith, La’el Collins as questionable

  1. If the Boys win tomorrow and beat the Giants, they’ll get to the postseason.

    Here’s how: That Seahawk loss to the Falcons was clutch for Dallas. But the Cowboys can only afford one more loss, and it might not even be that lenient. It starts tmro. Beat the Chargers and you go into that Washington game with confidence. HOWEVER I see the Redskins winning that game, and so that would leave a necessary two game win streak against the Giants and Raiders. Very doable. Then you have the Seahawks at home and the return of Zeke. If they’re in contention, Dallas is going to crush Seattle. And fortunately, the Eagles will have a first round bye wrapped up by season’s end, which means that Week 17 match will be a gimmie for the Cowboys, as they will not play Wentz the whole game.

    If 10-6 is enough to get into the big dance, then the Cowboys are the 6th seed. You heard it here first.

  2. watchem313552556 says:

    November 22, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    We know the Cowboys making the playoffs is NOT questionable!
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    I assume that means that they will not get in. There is no way they make the playoffs

  3. “If 10-6 is enough to get into the big dance, then the Cowboys are the 6th seed. You heard it here first.”
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    Whatever you say Stone Cold Steve Austin.

  4. melissashusband says:
    November 22, 2017 at 1:49 pm
    watchem313552556 says:

    November 22, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    We know the Cowboys making the playoffs is NOT questionable!
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    I assume that means that they will not get in. There is no way they make the playoffs

    Yes, they are not getting in! No question about it…!

  5. The Cowboys (and their fans) need to worry about the Thanksgiving game and not concern themselves with playoff aspirations right now. Sean Lee is the motor that makes that defensive boat go and without him to cover a bunch of holes that defense was absolutely exposed. Now both their starting tackles are struggling with back problems!!! Could you imagine if they had to play Chaz Green and Bryon Bell, Dak would most likely not survive the game. Finally anyone who thinks Zeke is coming back at full strength after not participating in football drills for six weeks is out of their mind. So keep hope alive Cowboys fans but 5-5 after 10 games does not typically make a playoff team.

  6. medialovesthecowboys says:
    November 22, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Eagles will have a first round bye wrapped up by season’s end, which means that Week 17 match will be a gimmie for the Cowboys, as they will not play Wentz the whole game.

    If 10-6 is enough to get into the big dance, then the Cowboys are the 6th seed. You heard it here first.

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    So making the playoffs is all you want. As you stated the cowboys cannot beat the Eagles if Wentz plays whole game. Now there is a lot of confidence in your boys.

  7. flviking says:
    So making the playoffs is all you want. As you stated the cowboys cannot beat the Eagles if Wentz plays whole game. Now there is a lot of confidence in your boys.
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    Terrible reading comprehension. That’s not at all what he said. He clearly said that it would be a GIMMIE without Wentz, which isn’t very farfetched of an opinion, especially if the Cowboys have a chance to make the playoffs with a win. And he didn’t say that making the playoffs is all he wants, although at this point, that would be the goal at this time. Either way, it’d be foolish to have a whole lot of confidence when the team is missing four All-Pros on all three sides of the ball.

  8. Actually, any fan of any team can choose to worry or not worry about past, present, future games or playoff scenarios without consequence since they, you know, don’t actually take the field

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