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Cowboys optimistic Tyron Smith can play in Week 3, but could be game-time decision

Tyron Smith’s neck will be a huge storyline heading into Week 3.

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The Cowboys had to start two undrafted free agents at offensive tackle against the Falcons. While both Brandon Knight and Terence Steele held up to some degree, it’s certainly not the ideal circumstances for Dak Prescott and the offense. La’el Collins still has one more game to miss so he won’t be back in Week 3, but it’s possible Tyron Smith could return after missing one game.

Smith’s neck injury kept him out of the Falcons game, but there is optimism that he could play against Seattle in Week 3. Stephen Jones spoke about it today on 105.3 The Fan.

“Tyron’s got a great shot to play this week,” Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones said Monday on 105.3 The Fan. “We’ll see. It’ll be probably another game-time type decision for us.

“He certainly has an opportunity to play this week, and then I thought between the group that was out there, with (Brandon) Knight and (Terence) Steele, they did a really solid job for us.”

Jones went on to add that they don’t have plans right now to add another offensive lineman. Ron Leary was reportedly a visitor to Dallas but it doesn’t look like the team will sign him, at least not yet.

Week 4 will be important because La’el Collins will be able to come off injured reserve, so if he returns, and the Cowboys get Tyron Smith back, things will be much more stable on the offensive line.