The Dallas Cowboys came into training camp with a lot of questions on offense and a lot of optimism for this 2022 defense in the 2nd year under defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
A lot of the pessimism on offense involved the lack of depth on the offensive line. The Cowboys made the decision to cut La’el Collins and let him move on to Cincinnati and move on to Terence Steele at right tackle. Rookie Tyler Smith was expected to step in and take over at left guard and eventually move to left tackle in the future once Tyron Smith moved on.
It appears that the future is now. Tyron went down with an undisclosed injury during Wednesday’s practice. Multiple reporters tweeted that Smith was walking without a noticeable limp and was in good spirits according to Connor McGovern. McGovern said Smith gave him a “nice reassuring grunt like he usually does.”
Late Wednesday night, the optimism around the injury turned into panic. The report came from Todd Archer and Adam Schefter from ESPN. The report stated that Tyron suffered a torn hamstring injury that will cost him multiple months of the 2022 season.
On Thursday, Ian Rapoport reported that Smith actually suffered an avulsion fracture of the knee. , That happens when the hamstring tendon that sits at the back of the knee pulls off the bone.
He needs surgery and a return isn’t likely until December, if at all.