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Jerry Jones optimistic Cowboys LT Tyron Smith could be ready for Week 6 game against New York Jets

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This is a potentially big addition for the Cowboys.

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The week of gloom continues in Dallas after the Cowboys dropped their second straight game to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday. The Cowboys offense struggled to cash in early in the game when given the opportunities, and the Dallas defense was dominated by Aaron Jones and the Packers running game. Another issue the Cowboys had in this game was keeping Dak Prescott upright.

Prescott was sacked three times Sunday, the most times he’s been sacked this year. Prescott dealt with consistent pressure all afternoon, as Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith made life difficult for Dak and the offense. Cam Fleming, the Cowboys left tackle in that game, really struggled in pass protection against Za’Darius Smith, allowing two sacks, and multiple other pressures, and QB hits.

Jerry Jones gave Cowboys Nation a sigh of relief on with 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday morning when he provided a sense of optimism regarding Tyron Smith‘s availability for the Cowboys week six game against the New York Jets. Smith missed his first game of the year last week, after suffering a high ankle sprain in the remaining minutes of the Cowboys Week 4 loss to the Saints. Initial word suggested that Tyron could miss 2-4 weeks, but after just one week, the Cowboys All-Pro left tackle could be working his way back on the field.

Smith’s value to this offense is evident, and there’s obvious differences when Tyron is on the field. Getting Smith back would be huge in a game, where La’el Collins may not play, and even if he does, won’t be 100%.

Dallas has dug themselves quite a hole in the beginning stages of the season, and cannot afford to drop any games in the next three weeks. Getting Tyron Smith back for this three game stretch would be a massive upgrade on the offensive side of the football.