Jerry Jones: Tyler Smith played well, Jason Peters will play sooner rather than later

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The Cowboys’ offensive line was thrown into disarray before the season when left tackle Tyron Smith got hurt, but Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones believes they’re still in good shape at left tackle.

Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that rookie left tackle Tyler Smith stood out in making his first career start.

The one that I’m really proud of is Tyler Smith,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I think by any definition you got to give him his due to come in there and have his first game in the NFL and start at left tackle. We know what a prospect he is, but we think he held his stead real good there.”

The Cowboys signed veteran Jason Peters after Tyron Smith’s injury, but Peters wasn’t yet ready to go in Week One. Jones said Peters should be ready soon, although it’s unclear who the starting left tackle will be.

“It depends on his evolving with his conditioning,” Jones said of Peters. “He didn’t have camp, but, boy, am I glad we got him. We’ll have a spot for him. There’s no question that we’re going to be using him, before we’re out and maybe sooner rather than later. But, again, I won’t be more specific, but he can play both tackles.”

The latest problem for the Cowboys’ offensive line is that guard Connor McGovern will miss time after an injury during Sunday’s season opener. Jones said McGovern shouldn’t be out too long, but he acknowledged it’s a problem that the offensive line is continuing to get shuffled at the start of the season.

22 responses to “Jerry Jones: Tyler Smith played well, Jason Peters will play sooner rather than later

  1. You have to admire one thing about Jerry- his relentless optimism in order to sell tickets amd keep ratings up.

    Let’s not focus on the fact that by most metrics, Dallas was last years #1 offense, yet stunk up the joint with the #1’s playing.

    Somewhere in the Florida Keys Jimmy Johnson is sitting on a fishing boat smiling as another season is going down in flames.

  2. Is there anyone better at putting lipstick on a pig and calling it beautiful?
    Every injury is short term, just a blip, not a big concern, they’ll be back soon.
    Yeah, tell us again about Dak being back in four weeks.
    Pure clown.

  3. The latest problem for the Cowboys’ offensive line is that guard Connor McGovern will miss time after an injury during Sunday’s season opener. Jones said McGovern shouldn’t be out too long,

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    Supposedly a 3-4 week injury but I’m sure Jerry expects him to rub some dirt on it and play this weekend, after all in Jerry’s world Dak will be back in a game or 2 at most.

  4. Jerruh should call and persuade/convince Ryan Fitzpatrick to come out of retirement. A pushing 40 yr old FitzMagic would be an upgrade over Dak Prescott.

  5. Yes, Jerry, Tyler played better than expected….however….you built an offense that can’t project the ball downfield, that can’t protect your overpaid quarterback and is a high school level of play-calling. Maybe you didn’t notice that they used the SAME game plan from last year. Stop hiring yes men and paying players on potential rather than results you baffoon.

  6. He will play sooner than later, and then come out of the game due to age and injury sooner than later.

  7. This football season shows more evidence of the disparity between the Cowboys front office and any other front office that has won a Super Bowl within the last 25 years.

  8. Play Peters now and he will be hurt after just a few plays like the last years with the Eagles. Bears gave him several weeks of camp to get ready, It looks like Coach Jerry thinks a practice or two should be sufficient to get into football shape. About as stupid as it gets and the head coach is purely a yes-man puppet that is to weak to tell Jerry that this is a stupid idea, unlike JJ.

  9. I’ll always be a Jason Peter’s fan, but it’s sad to watch great players not know when to hang it up. That said, he was surprisingly “decent” last year with Chicago.

  10. A few years ago, I looked up every NFL teams general managers and found that every one of them started earning a living in football at some level as soon as they graduated college. Except Jerrah. He did his own thing for over 20 years, got rich, bought a team and made himself GM. And even tho he’s been doing it for over 30 years now, he’s still 20 years behind everyone else.

  11. Jerruh’s Titanic has hit an iceberg. Jerry is now playing the hired help that is using a bucket to bail out the water. Apparently he is the only one in the franchise who cares. Watching how little effort his football team put in the last game, I’d say he has serious issues that no bucket can solve.

  12. boozygoose says:
    September 15, 2022 at 6:07 am

    Somewhere in the Florida Keys Jimmy Johnson is sitting on a fishing boat smiling as another season is going down in flames.
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    While I understand your point I doubt Jimmy Johnson gives Jerrah as much thought as most think. Jimmy has his legacy as a Super Bowl champion cemented and a great life in Florida
    whereas Jerrah is still flopping around trying to prove his “stead” like one of the fish Jimmy routinely hauls in on his fishing excursions…

  13. Jeff Quaste says:
    September 15, 2022 at 10:59 am
    I’ll always be a Jason Peter’s fan, but it’s sad to watch great players not know when to hang it up. That said, he was surprisingly “decent” last year with Chicago.
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    He probably knew when to hang it up, but you realize he is getting paid a lot of money, right? And likely will get injured quickly as most 40 year old OL do and collect his check as a spectator. What’s not to like? He prolly doesn’t care as much about his “legacy” as most fans do. And rightfully so…

  14. Cowboys are a team of fakes, starting at the top with their owner and fake GM Jerry Jones. This team isn’t close to winning anything. The glory days are well in the past, with no opportunity of returning until there is a change at the top.

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