Tyron Smith has elbow injury to go with stinger

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The Cowboys listed starting left tackle Tyron Smith as questionable for Thursday’s game with a neck injury. The stinger kept him out of the victory over Washington as it flared up on him in pregame warmups.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett revealed in a conference call Friday that Smith also is dealing with a right elbow injury. It is unclear when that injury occurred.

But Smith wore a brace on his arm as he stood on the sideline during the game.

He won’t practice Sunday, but Smith is expected to play Thursday against the Saints.

“I do [expect Smith to play],” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “We didn’t expect him not to play [against Washington].”

Smith has dealt with injuries the past three seasons, missing seven games.

Veteran Cameron Fleming filled in for Smith against Washington. Preston Smith had a good day against Fleming, making eight tackles, 1.5 sacks and four quarterback hits.

“Tyron is a great player,” Fleming, who signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys in March, said postgame. “I knew I had some big shoes to fill, but I did good enough to win, so I’ll take that.”

4 responses to “Tyron Smith has elbow injury to go with stinger

  1. By all accounts Tyron is a great person on and off the field. Imho, he’s one of the best left tackles the Cowboys have ever had but, like all of us, as he’s getting older, he’s starting to slow down and is more susceptible to injury. Jerry should be looking for his eventual replacement.

  2. Bro dude is only 27. Chill. Most great oline men play till mid 30’s. He is good. R E L A X . A banged up Smith is STILL 90 percent better the ALL OTHER LT IN THE GAME !

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