The Dallas Cowboys were hit with horrible news Wednesday night as they learned LT Tyron Smith suffered a torn left hamstring. According to ESPN reporter Todd Archer, Smith's injury could sideline him for months, but more tests will be conducted on Thursday to determine the severity of his injury.
His injury comes as a surprise as there was positive news during the evening around his ACL being intact, and LG Connor McGovern told the media that Smith gave him a reassuring grunt after he was injured during practice.
But with Smith now out, the Cowboys may be pressured to either explore the idea of sliding LG Tyler Smith over to LT or sign a free agent. While some fans may say, “they could just throw in Smith's backup,” if you haven't kept up with the team, his current backup is LT Matt Waletzko.
And I'm not knocking on Waletzko's talent, but he hasn't seen much action this offseason.
But, if the franchise elects not to go with either Smith, Waletzko, or any other guy on their current roster, there are three free agents who have experience under their belt they could consider.
They include Nate Solder, Eric Fisher, and Jason Peters.
While those three may not be the sexiest of names, having a veteran along that line could do wonders for the already-young Cowboys offensive line, and they could hold down the fort until Smith gets back.
For now, the main thing fans can do is light their Cowboy candles and pray that Smith's injury isn't too serious because it would be a shame if we couldn't see one of the most talented guys at his position available for the Boys on Sundays.
Plus, I wanted to see that Smith x2 action, so I'm crossing my fingers that he's back sooner than later.
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Tyron.