Tyron Smith heads for MRI after ankle trouble in practice

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Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith became the first offensive lineman in many moons to win a conference offensive player of the week when he was honored for his work in helping the Cowboys beat the Seahawks last Sunday, but his status for Week Seven is unclear.

Smith rolled his ankle during the victory in Seattle and Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that he had to leave Wednesday’s practice after taking part in individual drills because it was bothering him. Smith sat out the team drills and then went for an MRI to further evaluate the injury.

If Smith is unable to go, the Cowboys would be without both of their starting tackles as Doug Free is expected to miss multiple weeks with a foot injury. To make matters more difficult, Jermey Parnell, who was slated to take over for Free, was limited on Wednesday with a chest injury.

The Cowboys signed Tony Hills off of the Dolphins practice squad to give themselves a little more depth at a spot where Donald Hawkins was the only other option to replace any missing players.

17 responses to “Tyron Smith heads for MRI after ankle trouble in practice

  1. Giants fan here…..the Dallas line is shaping up as the team strength with those 3 #1 consecutive picks. Might be best O line in football right now. But if this is a nagging injury….and with Free out….it could make a major turn of that status.

  2. As a Cards fan, want to see this guy healthy in a couple weeks for our AZ-Dallas matchups. Want to beat teams at full strength. He’s phenomenal. I hope Campbell is back in time for that game too. Campbell vs Smith will be a great matchup in the trenches.

  3. “BUST” oh ok

    this is what happens when you play a physical game and beat the seahawks at home, you come out with nicks and bruises, he will be fine, and on the other hand when you play on national tv and get blown out and practically lay down and give up, well you have the midgets

  4. It’s a great line. Smith and Martin are great. Was shocked at the selection of Frederick, but picks are hit or miss at the end of the first regardless. Will be a huge asset as a good OL improves the whole team by allowing for tempo control.

  5. It’s Scarry how young that offensive line is & how well there blocking…there only gonna get better with time…I’m a Steeler fan but damn there good!!! Is it to early to label them the GREAT WALL 2????

  6. Jamin Jake, Travis Frederick was the best person listed on Dallas’ draft board that night he was selected. It made Kiper and Mayock look real foolish at how great he has turned out.

  7. All you “we want to beat them at full strength” posters are full of something and it ain’t strength. I don’t wish injury on anyone but it won’t break my heart much if he misses this next game. It’s a must win for my boys and all teams got injuries.

  8. Remember all the ‘experts’ talking about how Dallas ‘reached’ for Travis Frederick?

    And then giving the Cowboys a B- grade or worse in this years draft for taking Zack Martin instead of a big DT?

    Yeah. Ha!

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