Jerry Jones: Tyron Smith tried to play, needs neck surgery for his future

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Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith will miss the season because of neck surgery, and Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones said Smith absolutely had to have that surgery now.

Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that Smith wanted to play but would have been risking his future if he hadn’t decided to have the surgery he needs to repair his neck injury.

“Tyron has done any and everything he could possibly do with his condition to play,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “And as witnessed by the fact he had 88 snaps last week. So, he’s doing everything he can do. The facts are that he’s a 10-year veteran, and this surgery at this time, not after the season, but at this particular time is important for the rest of his career. And that’s paramount to the fact that he’s obviously playing because it’s nerve type sensitivity that is involved here, gets, creates — stinger type, if you remember the term of nerve in your neck and shoulder area and that’s the area we’re talking about. But the bottom line is we all agree that he should have the surgery, which will put him out for the rest of the year.”

Jones acknowledged that the offensive line the Cowboys thought they would have and the one they actually have — with both Smith and right tackle La'el Collins out for the season — are very different.

“We’ll have to adjust,” Jones said, “and it will be a major adjustment for us.”

11 responses to “Jerry Jones: Tyron Smith tried to play, needs neck surgery for his future

  1. I wish Tyron the best, he’s been a great player for the Cowboys.
    We will now see if Dak is worth the 40 million dollar contract he wants.

  2. slimglynn says:
    October 10, 2020 at 6:30 am
    I wish Tyron the best, he’s been a great player for the Cowboys. We will now see if Dak is worth the 40 million dollar contract he wants.
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    Never a word about the mess that the Jones boys have made with the Cowboys, but always casting aspersions about Dak Prescott. And there is a troubling undercurrent which suggests that if Dak suffers a serious injury as a result of the mysterious crop of season-ending injuries in the OL, then that will conclusively prove that Dak is unworthy of being the Dallas qb.

  3. justwondering says:
    October 10, 2020 at 8:41 am
    slimglynn says:
    October 10, 2020 at 6:30 am
    I wish Tyron the best, he’s been a great player for the Cowboys. We will now see if Dak is worth the 40 million dollar contract he wants.
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    Never a word about the mess that the Jones boys have made with the Cowboys, but always casting aspersions about Dak Prescott. And there is a troubling undercurrent which suggests that if Dak suffers a serious injury as a result of the mysterious crop of season-ending injuries in the OL, then that will conclusively prove that Dak is unworthy of being the Dallas qb
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    His post went way over your head. He is simply saying, without an exceptional offensive line, will the QB still be able to perform at an exceptional level and prove his financial asking price. You should stick to backyard flag football.

  4. I wish Tyron the best, he’s been a great player for the Cowboys.
    We will now see if Dak is worth the 40 million dollar contract he wants
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    We don’t need to wait and see if dak is worth 40 million. He is a low-end nfl starter no doubt about it.

  5. Hope he gets well and plays pain free again.

    Martin is now the last man standing of the great o-line.

    Tyron Smith is the best player on the team for the last decade, at any position, bar none.

    1st ballot HOF , even if he didn’t play anymore. He’s played a long great career

    Put his name up there in the stadium, next to Larry Allen.

  6. Our ‘Boys much vaunted O-line has been devastated when you think that we’ve now lost Tyron and L’ael for the season and Travis is now retired. This has already hurt our run game with Zeke being more effective as a receiver than a runner. Still Dak is putting up incredible passing yardage. If our defence could just get an occasional run stop and get off the field on 3 rd down, we might be OK since we are in the NFC least. Let’s see if we can put some distance on our division in the next few weeks. I am afraid that hopes of another SB just left the building for another year.

  7. So who still thinks this team is going to the super bowl? Absolutely no defense and a depleted o line Imma say No!

  8. Attenion: Lincoln Riley it is Jerry Jones on line 1. He wants to talk to you about a HC vacancy on his team!

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