Tyron Smith, La’el Collins closer to a return

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The Cowboys could be getting closer to getting a major piece back on the field.

During his weekly chat on 105.3 The Fan, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he feels good about the chances of left tackle Tyron Smith and right tackle La’el Collins playing Sunday against the Jets.

I’m optimistic,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “Tyron is looking promising. We’ll see how this week goes. [La’el] is going to be hard to keep out of there.”

Smith missing just one game with his ankle sprain suffered in Week Four would be a significant help. Backup Cameron Fleming doesn’t deserve all of the blame, but the drop-off from Smith is clear.

Collins left Sunday’s loss to the Packers with what was termed an MCL sprain, but if he’s this close it must have been a minor one.

10 responses to “Tyron Smith, La’el Collins closer to a return

  1. redlikethepig says:
    October 8, 2019 at 10:55 am
    Can either of them play QB?
    When they are both healthy, Dak can actually handle it. But your point is still taken.

  2. Dak and Dunk will wait until they play another NFC East team to look good and have Jerrah over pay for an average to below average QB.If only they could play all 16 gams against East opponents he could keep openly discussing chicken nuggets in the huddle. On a side note at least all three interceptions were nice spirals!

  3. Lets face facts. The Cowboys aren’t as good as they appear to be. As a fan, I expected the Cowboys to dominate the East. The ‘Boys were one of the elites. The went 3-0, and I expected they would continue on that path. The past two weeks have shown that was incorrect. They are still a good team, but not an elite team.

    There are a number of reasons why. Zeke’s holdout is one. Zeke didn’t practice with the team during any camp. He came back for game 1. The OL and Zeke don’t seem to be playing as one. Either the OL isn’t opening holes, or Zeke isn’t hitting those holes like before. As the season goes on, I expect that will change for the good.Zeke and the OL will get it together.

    I don’t worry about Dak. Despite all the idiot comments about Dak performance, his stats speak for themselves. Most of theses comments are made by Cowboy haters anyway.

    The Cowboys still lack a big play safety.

    I believe the Cowboys are fazing out Rod Marinelli in favor of Chris Richard. Marinelli with probably retire after the season. Rod’s defense had well time blitzes as a tactic when the defense was being pushed around. I didn’t see a lot of that out of Chris the last 2 weeks.

    It just little things that are keeping the Cowboys from being an elite team. I do expect that to change as the season moves on.

  4. Jones old school mentality of pushing his players to play through injury will cost him. Rushing 300+ pound men back, while they have lower body injuries isn’t a wise move. But Jerry has always put his own interests ahead of any of his players, to Jerry they are just chattel to be used as he sees fit from his ivory tower!

  5. They aren’t the problem. Three interceptions is the problem. Oh yea! And under a 100 yards rushing.

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