‘Protected to say’ rookie Tyler Smith will likely be Cowboys’ beginning LT to open season

The Cowboys are poised to swap Smiths at left sort out to open the season.

With Tyron Smith set to overlook a giant chunk of the season after present process surgical procedure, Dallas’ high choice is rookie Tyler Smith on Dak Prescott’s blind aspect.

Becoming a member of 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday, proprietor Jerry Jones was requested if Tyler Smith could be the opening day starter at left sort out.

“I feel that is secure to say,” Jones responded.

When Tyron Smith went down with a knee/hamstring damage, the most important difficulty with Tyler Smith instantly taking up the gig was that the first-round choose hadn’t been working at sort out all through coaching camp. He was lining up at guard. The rookie was additionally coping with an ankle damage that stored him out of the ultimate preseason sport.

“We have got to get him out right here and get him practiced right here over the following couple of weeks relative to any difficulty he had with just a little high-ankle (sprain),” Jones famous, through the crew’s official web site. “However we do not assume that is severe sufficient to restrict his preparation.

“Now, what’s the case is he hasn’t been there at left sort out. He’s a rookie. However he is a first-round choose and he deserved to be a first-round choose in my thoughts. And so we knew — we simply did not need it to return any sooner than it wanted — however we knew we needed to prepare to interchange our left sort out and he was the choose.”

The Cowboys have boasted about Tyler Smith’s upside since making him the twenty fourth total pick of Tulsa. The plan was at all times for him to succeed Tyron Smith on the blind aspect. These plans have been rapidly accelerated.

Now Dallas has 11 days to get the rookie prepared to start out at left sort out earlier than the season-opener towards Tampa Bay on Sept. 11 in prime time.