Tyron Smith has high-ankle sprain

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The worst news for the Cowboys wasn’t the loss. It was the injury to left tackle Tyron Smith.

The six-time Pro Bowler has a high-ankle sprain, owner Jerry Jones told reporters after the game.

Smith was in a walking boot as he left the locker room, Kristi Scales of the Cowboys Radio Network reports.

The Cowboys play the Packers, Jets and Eagles before their bye week.

Smith has missed three games in each of the past three seasons.

He was injured on the Cowboys’ final drive Sunday night when David Onyemata sacked Dak Prescott. Smith was blocking Marcus Davenport when Prescott rolled over Smith’s right ankle.

5 responses to “Tyron Smith has high-ankle sprain

  1. I hate seeing players get hurt but I do like seeing the Cowboys lose. I don’t know if that’s because of Jerry Jones or Joe Buck.

  2. This is a huge loss for the Cowboys, as my observation is that Dak Prescott becomes a very erratic passer when he faces pressure and gets hit from his blindside. I think the Manning brothers were like this two, they get happy feet and try to rush their passes to avoid taking the hit. Certain QBs don’t change that but learn to slide away from a weak spot on the line (e.g. Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlesberger, etc). But Dak isn’t like those QBs, he doesn’t only not like getting hit but his game and accuracy goes down significantly if his jersey is getting dirty. It is one of the reasons that I believe he is most success at the QB position in Dallas then if he were to leave for another team at the end of this year . . . the line is dominate and has been for the past half dozen years or so.

    Also the problem with a high ankle sprain is that they can vary greatly in how serious they are. Some can take 4 weeks to heal and some can take up to 3 months, so how bad this injury is will go a long way to how successful the Cowboys are in their upcoming schedule.

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