The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of injuries to important players on their roster. Given that the calendar hasn’t even hit September yet, that is a little concerning.
Of course some things are not necessarily brand new information. Over the offseason the Cowboys gave wide receiver Michael Gallup a brand new contract knowing that he would likely miss the beginning of the season due to a torn ACL suffered back in January.
Gallup is one starter who has already ruled himself out of the season opener. Dallas will be down a few others from last year what with them being on other teams now (Amari Cooper, La’el Collins, Connor Williams, Randy Gregory) but there is another that only became an issue recently.
Last week brought one of the team’s worst nightmares to life as left tackle Tyron Smith went down to injury. It was initially reported that he would be out until December “at best” but team owner/president/general manager Jerry Jones has done is best to breathe optimism into this story by proclaiming that he would be back for the playoffs.
Tuesday morning on 105.3 The Fan Jerry said that Smith would be back “for the meat of things” this season so make of that what you will. He also provided an injury update of sorts on Michael Gallup and Tyron’s heir apparent in rookie Tyler Smith.