The Dallas Cowboys emerged from Minnesota with their sixth win in a row, but the victory came at a price. Football is a battle of attrition, as many have often said, and getting through battles unscathed is often a win in and of itself. Unfortunately, the Cowboys didn’t escape their battle with the Vikings without any injuries.
Many saw left tackle Tyron Smith not finish the game and afterwards it was revealed that he has an ankle sprain.
Cowboys LT Tyron Smith has a left ankle sprain and will be evaluated further Monday, team spokesperson said.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 1, 2021
Time will tell as to whether or not Smith is able to play on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. For what it’s worth, with La’el Collins’ return the Cowboys do have some sudden depth at tackle.
Also absent near the very end was cornerback Trevon Diggs, he also has an ankle sprain.
Good sign: Trevon wasn’t limping as he rolled his luggage out of locker room through tunnel just now. Normal gait. He’s battled ankle sprain for several weeks now, so this is lingering but tbd whether severity increased https://t.co/Kkea7b1xa5— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) November 1, 2021
Sunday marked the first game this season that Diggs did not record an interception. He is vital to the Cowboys’ success on defense so it is nice to see that all seemed well after the game.
Finally, it seems as if the Cowboys may have lost one of their promising rookies for the season as reports are that Jabril Cox might have tore his ACL.
Multiple sources say the fear is rookie LB Jabril Cox suffered a torn ACL in the second half of the win at Minnesota. A blow to the special teams' unit and Cox's development on defense.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) November 1, 2021
Cox has been a contributor on specials teams and was starting to develop on defense, but that looks like it will have to wait until 2022.