The Dallas Cowboys don’t seem too worried about their All-Pro tackle’s health.
When it comes to the Cowboys offensive line, no one is more important than Tyron Smith. He might be the most important player on this offense. What he does protecting the blindside of his quarterback is fantastic. When out of the lineup, Dallas struggles up front.
No surgery needed this off-season!
It appears that the Cowboys are not worried about Smith for the 2018 football season. They feel he will be ready to go, despite suffering from a back injury most of the 2017 season (via Drew Davison).
“Tyron Smith did not need surgery this offseason despite missing multiple games for second straight year. #Cowboys brass aren’t concerned about his long-term health.”
Smith is just one piece of this elite offensive line. He is joined by fellow All-Pro’s Zack Martin and Travis Frederick. When all are healthy, they form one of the best offensive lines in football, if not the best.
Tyron Smith did not need surgery this offseason despite missing multiple games for second straight year. #Cowboys brass aren't concerned about his long-term health.
— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) January 24, 2018
Stephen Jones said LT Tyron Smith doesn't need offseason surgery.
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) January 23, 2018
Since being drafted by the Cowboys with the ninth-overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, he has been the one of the best offensive tackles each year. He has made the Associated Press All-Pro team four straight years (2013-2016). He was an AP First-Team All-Pro twice in his career. Smith has also made the Pro Bowl in five of his seven seasons in the league.
Smith hopes that he can return this ground game to the dominate level of play we saw in 2016. It will also help to have Ezekiel Elliott for a full season in 2018, after missing six games due to suspension this past year.
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