Tyron Smith Likely to Return Against Jets, La’el Collins Also Possible

Missing Tyron Smith last week as a significant factor in the Dallas ’ loss to the . Losing La’el Collins midway through the game certainly didn’t help, either. Thankfully, the Cowboys may be getting both starting offensive tackles back this week when they face the .

In a radio show appearance earlier today, Owner and stated that Smith was on pace to get back on the field this Sunday in New York. There is not the same certainty around Collins, but a recent knee MRI was negative for any major .

Assuming Tyron is able to play but La’el is not, we will likely see starting at right against the Jets.

Fleming played on the left side last week with Smith out, and backup came in the game once Collins was injured. Knight had a solid game in his first regular season action, so perhaps Dallas would consider giving him the opportunity to play again this week.

The Jets only have six on the year, which is near the bottom of the league, so Dallas may also be tempted to give Collins an extra week off. Week 7’s critical matchup with the has to already be weighing on their minds.

Even if we only get Tyron Smith back this week, that will go a long way to helping stabilize the and giving Dallas a better opportunity to win.

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

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