Is Tyron Smith playing tonight? (Latest injury update for Cowboys vs. Giants in NFL Week 1)

Will the Cowboys have their LT for Sunday Night Football?
Sep 27, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith (77) runs onto the
Sep 27, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith (77) runs onto the / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys' offensive line won't be at full strength on Sunday night against the New York Giants, but they'll have left tackle Tyron Smith, who was questionable for the game after suffering an ankle sprain mid-week.

Smith will return to LT after he worked exclusively at right tackle last season after returning from injury. Then-rookie Tyler Smith got the majority of snaps at left tackle, while Jason Peters rotated at left guard and left tackle.

This game will mark Smith's first start at LT since the 2021 playoffs to the 49ers, a whopping 601 days ago, per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.

Tyron Smith injury status for Week 1 game against New York Giants

Smith was listed as questionable for Week 1, but it's been reported that he'll start at left tackle Sunday night.

Tyron Smith injury history

Smith hasn't played a full season since 2015 due to injuries. Ankle, neck and back ailments have plagued Smith in the second half of his distinguished career. He's played 17 of a possible 48 games the last three seasons. A torn hamstring and left knee fracture limited the eight-time Pro Bowler to two appearance last year.

Cowboys next 5 opponents

With Tyler Smith nursing a hamstring injury, the Cowboys will need Tyron Smith to keep Dak Prescott's blindside protected. Here are Dallas' next five opponents after its season-opener.

  • vs. New York Jets, Sept. 17, 3:25 pm CT
  • @ Arizona Cardinals, Sept. 24, 3:25 pm CT 
  • vs. New England Patriots, Oct. 1, 3:25 pm CT 
  • @ San Francisco 49ers, Oct. 8, 7:20 pm CT
  • @ Los Angeles Chargers, Oct. 16, 7:15 pm CT

Cowboys injury report/inactives Week 1

S Donovan Wilson - Out
LG Tyler Smith - Out
WR Jalen Brooks
DL Junior Fehoko
CB Jourdan Lewis
CB Eric Scott
QB Trey Lance (third QB)

Giants injury report Week 1

  • Darren Waller – hamstring, questionable
  • Wan'Dale Robinson – knee, doubtful
  • Cordale Flott – hamstring, doubtful
  • Gervarrius Owens – hamstring, doubtful
  • Cameron Brown – ankle, questionable
  • DJ Davidson – knee, questionable