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.
“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.”