The Dallas Cowboys offensive line this season has done a great job of protecting both quarterbacks who have started this season. They’ve also done a nice job of opening holes for their running backs to break off big runs, as well as pick up tough yards in short-yardage situations.
Despite all of that, the only offensive or defensive line you’re hearing about out of the NFC East is the Philadelphia Eagles. Chatter reflects how they’ve loaded up through the draft, taking Jordan Davis, and recently in free agency by signing Ndamukong Suh and Linval Joseph.
All that is about to change once the Cowboys’ Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith returns from an injury that, at one point, looked like it could knock him out for the entire season.
Recently, though, Smith has returned to the team and has been working on the sidelines with the Cowboys’ director of rehabilitation Britt Brown, leaving open the possibility of him returning to the team after the Cowboys’ Week 13 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.
Right now, it remains a matter of how his body reacts to the workouts.
This is a huge reason to be excited if you a fan of America’s Team. Here’s why the eventual return of Smith will really matter.
4 reasons Cowboys fans should be excited about Tyron Smith’s return
4. Tyron Smith Protecting Prescott’s Blindside
You can’t say enough about how well rookie first-round pick Tyler Smith has done filling in for Tyron Smith as the latter recovers from his injury this season.
Tyler Smith looks to be the future for the Cowboys at left tackle, and that future looks very bright, but for now, this is Tyron Smith’s position.
Any time you have the ability to start a Pro Bowl left tackle to protect your quarterback’s blindside, you do it, and that is exactly what the Cowboys plan on doing once Tyron Smith is ready to take the field.
Having that type of player on the field will have a major ripple effect on this offense as a whole, especially when it comes to the quarterback’s comfort in the pocket.
With Tyron back on the field, the Cowboys can now shift Tyler over to left guard to help shore up that position that has still had issues at times with pressure this season. Having these two on the field at the same time will add more power to the left side of this offensive line.