Tyron Smith Injury: Updates on Cowboys OT's Knee and Return

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 27: Tyron Smith #77 of the Dallas Cowboys warms up before the start of their game against the Buffalo Bills during NFL game action at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith had not played since he suffered a knee injury against the Detroit Lions in Week 16. However, he is ready to return.


Smith Active vs. Packers

Sunday, Jan. 15

The Cowboys announced Smith is available to play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.


Latest on Smith's Practice Status 

Wednesday, Jan. 11

Smith was limited at practice on Wednesday, per Mark E. Ortega of NFL.com.


Smith's Diagnosis Revealed 

Tuesday, Dec. 27

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Smith suffered an MCL sprain.


Garrettt Comments on Smith's Injury 

Monday, Dec. 26

"We don't think it's going to be that serious," head coach Jason Garrett said, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. He seemed good after the ballgame.


Smith Vital to Cowboys' Playoff Run

Smith missed the Cowboys' wins over the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers in Weeks 3 and 4, respectively, because of a back injury, but he returned Oct. 9 and has held down rookie quarterback Dak Prescott's blind side since.

A four-time Pro Bowler, Smith has solidified himself as one of the league's premier left tackles thanks to his ability to clobber opponents as a pass protector or run-blocker.

"When Smith is on, there's little question he's the best in the business," Bleacher Report's Doug Farrar wrote.

Dallas' offensive line is the strongest in the NFL and Smith's presence will only add to their depth as they chase a championship.

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