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Cowboys Tyron Smith To Play Sunday; Injury Not A High-Ankle Sprain

Cowboys fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief.

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Tyron Smith hurt his ankle in the game against the Seahawks on Sunday, and the ankle was sore enough on Wednesday to keep him out of practice. The Cowboys had X-rayed Smith’s ankle on Monday but didn't find any structural damage.

As a precaution, the Cowboys sent Smith to have an MRI yesterday, and according to a tweet by Jason La Canfora of, the MRI also came back negative:

Just this week, Smith was named the NFC Player of the Week, a very rare occurrence for an offensive lineman, highlighting how much of a role the entire offensive is playing in the Cowboys' new-found success.

The line will already be without right tackle Doug Free for a few weeks, so losing Smith as well would have been a huge blow for Dallas.

Even before the MRI, Smith said he expected to play against the Giants on Sunday:

"I’ll be alright," Smith said Wednesday.

Word out of Valley Ranch echoes Smith's sentiment.

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