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OT Tyron Smith Reinjures Left Ankle, Extent Still TBD

's return to the may wind up being only temporary. The reinjured his left ankle in yesterday's win over the Washington Football Team and will have further testing today to determine the severity.

Smith missed three games from Weeks 9-12, two of which were losses for Dallas, dealing with the initial ankle sprain. He was forced to leave yesterday's contest after getting his leg caught under teammate .

Not long after Tyron's exit, Dallas' other starting OT was ejected from the game for unsportsmanlike conduct. This left the Cowboys in the unwelcome position of having both and in at the spots.

The Cowboys had two 3-and-outs and a pick-six once both Smith and Collins were gone. They managed a first down on their final drive to seal the victory, but the stagnant beforehand allowed Washington to make things interesting.

Collins should not face any further punishment from the league after a minor scuffle, given he was already booted from the game. Even if Tyron's ankle keeps him out next week, Dallas will hopefully not be down to two backups as starters.

Further consolation; next week the Cowboys get an easier draw with the . If there's a game left on the schedule where they can afford to be without Smith, this is the one.

Hopefully it won't come to that and Tyron Smith will resume his duties in and the rest of the season. We'll see what today's tests reveal about his status going forward.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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