Cowboys’ All-Pro OT Tyron Smith Could Miss the Remainder of 2020 with Neck Injury

Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith (77). Photo by Jevone Moore/CSM/Shutterstock (10055476k)

Bad news keep on coming for the struggling Dallas Cowboys. According to NFL Network, Dallas’ All-Pro offensive tackle Tyron Smith is dealing with a neck injury that could rule him for the rest of the season.

Smith got hurt in Week 1 against LA Rams and was forced to miss the following two games. He returned in Week 4 in a loss to Cleveland Browns, only to suffer a setback that is now threatening to rule him out for the remainder of 2020.

NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo reported that Smith hasn’t practiced at all this week, and with Cowboys currently gathering medical opinions on the 29-year-old before making a final decision. 

If Smith ends up being forced to miss the rest of the season, that will be a big blow for Dallas’ offensive line that has been struggling quite a lot this year. Cowboys previously also lost right tackle La’el Collins to hip injury.

“Right now, it’s a big, big question. All things are on the table,” said Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones when asked about Smith. “We have to look at Tyron’s best interest for his career. He’s been battling this. He’s everything you want in a man. He’s everything you want in a left tackle.”

Tyron Smith made 131 NFL starts for the Cowboys since being drafted ninth overall in 2011. He made seven consecutive Pro Bowls since 2013 and has four  All-Pro selections to his name.