Tyron Smith considering options, including shutting down

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Tyron Smith wasn’t at practice Thursday, and that absence might be considerably longer.

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Cowboys left tackle is “gathering medical opinions” about the neck injury which has been a persistent problem.

One option that has been discussed is shutting him down for the season. He hasn’t come to a final decision, but the fact that’s being discussed underscores how serious the problem is considered.

The 29-year-old Smith has dealt with stingers for some time. He missed two games, but came back to play last week against the Browns before missing the last two days of practice.

5 responses to “Tyron Smith considering options, including shutting down

  1. Do not return until completely resolved. If problem not fully correctable,gotta hang up the cleats.

  2. In his prime, he was as good of a Left Tackle as I have ever seen, but damn, he is getting banged up A LOT the past 3 – 4 years here.

    He is a Hall of Fame Level Player when Healthy.

  3. I will say this, the Cowboys have been disappointing so far this year. The defense has been very, very disappointing. Should have kept Rod Marinelli as the DC. The ‘Boys played hard for him and always hustled to the ball. This year, they can’t seem to keep an opponent from scoring almost at will, especially early. The offense seems to always have to play catch up.

    Smith has been a staple at LT. I would have the tendency to keep Smith on the roster as long as the Cowboys have a chance at turning the season around. Would always be a game time decision. If not, I would shut him down and hope he is able to recover next year.

  4. The Cowboys Defense or lack therof goes back to Draft Capital. The Taco debacle set them back. The trade or Amari Cooper cost them a #1 which I did not disagree with. It looks like taking Hill at a #2 was a stretch and then with Goodell extending the Randy Gregory Suspension for half of 2020, coupled with the loss of Byron Jones the bench is really thin. Plus Cocid-19 and this is where the Boys are.

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