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Report: Tyron Smith won’t play in Hawaii due to his back “starting to act up a little bit”

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That’s not what you want to hear about the Cowboys left tackle.

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The Dallas Cowboys are officially in Honolulu for their second preseason game of the year, a date against the Los Angeles Rams in (on?) Hawaii.

It’s the last piece of their westward trip before they ultimately venture home back to The Star in Frisco where they’ll tie a bow on their preparations for the 2019 season. Saturday’s game against the Rams will conceivably go a long way in that regard, just as the game in San Francisco before it and the contests that will follow it at AT&T Stadium.

We know one thing for sure when it comes to the Rams preseason game, it won’t feature star left tackle Tyron Smith. The immovable force did play last week in San Francisco, but per the mothership’s Mickey Spagnola on 105.3 The Fan on Friday morning, he’ll sit this one out because his back was starting to act up a little bit. Gulp.

Tyron Smith’s back is something that has plagued the Cowboys in recent history. If you’re new to this topic then all you have to do is fire up the 2017 game on the road against the Atlanta Falcons and you’ll understand just how precious his health truly is for the sake of the Cowboys and Dak Prescott. This isn’t necessarily cause for drastic panic, but it is worth monitoring moving forward.

Smith apparently didn’t even make the trip to Hawaii, but that’s just fine. He needs to do everything he can to take care of whatever may be ailing him. It’s been three years since Smith played all 16 games in a season for the Cowboys, he’s played 13 in each of the last three seasons.

Hopefully this is just precautionary due to the nature of what the preseason is. The Cowboys need Tyron Smith. Badly.