Just when you thought the Dallas Cowboys injuries couldn’t get any worse on the year, along comes another big blow to the team. Tyron Smith sprained his ankle against the Cleveland Browns and his status for the Thanksgiving’s Day game versus the Washington Redskins is in danger.
Smith and running back DeMarco Murray are doubtful for the game and the team considers them both longshots to play. In Smith’s case, he says he’s a game-time decision but it doesn’t look good. Luckily the team is saying it isn’t the dreaded high ankle sprain, which is the only positive in the situation.
Losing Smith for any game is a crushing blow to a team that is already struggling along the offensive line and we saw some of the results of the Cowboys line play with Smith out last week. Tony Romo, one of the league’s most elusive quarterbacks, got sacked a career high seven times and was pressured a dozen more. That, as I like to say, is ungood.
Dallas has gotten used to playing without Murray and it looks like it’ll they’ll play another week without him. This will be the sixth straight game missed by Murray and the Cowboys look to be targeting next week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles as a likely return.
In other injury news; Jay Ratliff, Ryan Cook, Charlie Peprah, Sean Lissemore and Kevin Ogletree all missed practice yesterday. This Cowboys team has been decimated by injuries and cannot afford to lose many more players.
The short week is not helping the Cowboys injury situation but we know they’ll play the game anyway. With Murray and Smith likely out, let’s hope some of the other banged up Cowboys can get through the game healthy.
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