The Dallas Cowboys are taking a cautious approach when it comes to some of their veteran players.
As the Cowboys continue to prepare and work for the start of the upcoming season, they continue to be cautious with some of their players. One of those players is left tackle Tyron Smith.
Smith is suffering from a sore back that the team will be taking it easy with during training camp and the preseason.
Smith isn’t worried about the back issue, feels it’s more of being safe before the season starts!
The Cowboys tackle didn’t seem to be overly concerned about his back. He said it’s more of a back stiffness and he should be good to go come week one of the regular season. However, you never want to hear about a back injury, especially before the season begins.
“I’m good,” Smith said as he walked off the practice field.
With the time that the All-Pro tackle is going to miss, it will allow others to get some reps. Players like Emmitt Cleary will be looked at a good amount during these practices without Smith. He worked in for injured Chaz Green last year so he knows what it takes to play at the highest level.
“It’s great work for me, but Tyron Smith isn’t getting Wally Pipp’d by anyone,” Cleary said with a grin. “It’s important for me because I need the reps.”
Luckily for this football team, they have great depth along the offensive line!
The Cowboys are shutting down Tyron Smith for another extended stretch because of sore back, meaning he'll practice twice in 14-day stretch.
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 9, 2017
No practice for Tyron Smith today. His back is still bothering him. Garrett says they want to be deliberate bringing him back.
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 9, 2017
The biggest thing for this offensive line over the last few years has been the depth along it. Sure, the team has a trio of All-Pro’s along that line, but it’s their depth that truly has stood out over the rest of the league.
Cleary knows that making this team is tough, especially with the talent they have along the offensive line. With that said, the Cowboys need players they know will step up if they are asked to do so. That is exactly what Cleary is to this team, a player they trust to do his job.
The Cowboys will need all hands-on deck to accomplish their goal of Super Bowl 52 Champions!