The Dallas Cowboys had their first loss of the season in New Orleans... it was ugly.
Among the many bad things that happened to Dallas in the Big Easy was that their star left tackle, Tyron Smith, left the game (near the end of it, salt in wound) with what looked like an injury. Smith has had injury issues over the last few years but they’ve mostly been related to his back. While we don’t know what he’s dealing with, NFL Network spotted him leaving the game on a cart.
Just saw LT Tyron Smith on cart. He looked upset. Doesn’t look good.— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) September 30, 2019
Jerry Jones said afterwards that it’s a high-ankle situation. That’s... not good.
Jerry Jones just classified Tyron Smith as a “high ankle” situation, although he didn’t have a ton of info other than that.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) September 30, 2019
Swing tackle Cam Fleming came in for Smith at the end of the game, and he promptly got beat shortly after he entered. Smith missing any stretch of time would be very bad for the overall state of the offense, and considering the fact that they are coming off of a 10-point performance they are not in any position to have setbacks.
We’ll have more here at BTB as information becomes available on Smith.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Tyron was standing and walking in the Cowboys locker room. Hopefully that’s a good sign.
Cowboys LT Tyron Smith, carted off sideline late in loss to Saints, is standing and walking in the locker room. Suffered a right ankle injury when rolled up during sack.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 30, 2019