Cowboys called up for lack of planning after Tyron Smith injury
Tyron Smith’s injury shows the pitfalls of Cowboys optimism plaguing Jerry Jones – Charles Robinson, Yahoo Sports
When you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Welcome to the new Cowboys reality.
When the Dallas Cowboys kicked off training camp, team owner Jerry Jones once again revealed what continued to be a fundamental flaw in his role as general manager:
He views his franchise through a warped force field of relentless optimism, arguably more than any other NFL power broker.
“My curse,” he recalled in July, describing his penchant for focusing only on past successes.
When Jones describes it that way, he’s half right and half wrong. Correct considering it a curse, incorrect considering it a hex only inflicting Jerry Jones. On the contrary, this prism has become a paramount issue for the entire Cowboys franchise. And it seems to be getting worse rather than better.
Take Thursday’s news that Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith suffered another significant injury, this time a torn left hamstring that could knock him out until December or later. Assessed for what it really is, most Cowboys in orbit see it in blunt terms: a significant loss that will exacerbate an already significant talent drain since the end of last season. Not to mention a spotlight on another area of the Cowboys roster that Jones has overplayed heading into this season.
It’s a reasonable response to the open hole in Smith’s absence. Another problem created by another dice roll that didn’t work. And there have been a few since last offseason, ranging from betting on Smith to stay healthy (which he hasn’t done in years) to chasing a salary cap surplus by releasing right tackle La’el Collins and trading wide receiver Amari Cooper for effectively nothing, then falling short for investments deep on the sidelines and on the offensive line.
5 options to replace Tyron Smith at left tackle – Dallascowboys.com
History told the Cowboys to prepare for this scenario. Now what?
FRISCO, Texas — As of early Thursday afternoon, the Cowboys were still gathering details on the timing and extent of Tyron Smith’s hamstring injury, which is expected to require surgery.
Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he’s confident Smith will be back “at the right time,” which is for a potential playoff run. In the meantime, however, how will the Cowboys proceed without the eight-time Pro Bowler?
Here are five options:
The night the Cowboys drafted Smith with the 24th overall pick on April 28, head coach Mike McCarthy said Smith would be a “lefty player” working at guard and tackle. This was the case via OTAs and the minicamp. In training camp, however, Smith worked exclusively at left guard competing with Connor McGovern. Will that change due to Tyron Smith’s injury? Very probably. Tyler Smith started out as a left tackle in college and the Cowboys see him as the left tackle of the future. However, he is currently suffering from a minor ankle injury.
Ball has gotten a massive amount of left tackle reps in practices and preseason games so far, including some with the first-team offense, as the Cowboys have been mindful of the workload. of Tyron Smith even before that hamstring injury. A fourth-round pick a year ago, Ball missed his entire rookie season with an ankle injury, and those first two preseason games were the first games of his NFL career. McCarthy is happy with his improvement since the start of camp, but obviously he lacks experience.
Colin Cowherd tears up Cowboys offseason: ‘It’s a bad deal’ – Liam McKeone, The Big Lead
It’s no secret that the Cowboys have been making some head-turning moves this offseason.
The Dallas Cowboys suffered a major blow last night as starting left tackle Tyron Smith suffered what appeared to be a serious injury in practice. Reports today confirmed that Smith suffered an avulsion fracture in his knee and will miss most, if not all, of the upcoming season. Luckily, the Cowboys spent their first-round pick last season on tackle Tyler Smith who can step in and replace their All-Pro, but that’s about the only bright spot right now and could fade quickly. if this Smith isn’t up to snuff. task.
This news caps off what has been a bit of an odd offseason in Dallas. The Cowboys traded Amari Cooper and let Randy Gregory walk, doing nothing to replace either player. It looks like they’re relying on internal development and better overall health to build on their success from last year. So far, the second half of this plan is struggling to get off the ground.
Colin Cowherd took a look at how the franchise has fared this offseason and ripped up the decision-making before saying the Cowboys need a non-Jones eye to move in the right direction.
That last point has been true for a while, but the Joneses aren’t going to be hiring real general managers anytime soon. And in all honesty, they’ve done a good job leading the front office in recent years, highlighted by finding Dak Prescott in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Their moves this offseason are also defensible. Michael Gallup could very well end up being better than Cooper at a lower price if he comes back from his ACL tear without a problem. And Dorance Armstrong Jr. was good enough to replace Gregory last offseason.
Jerry Jones leaving door open for injured Cowboys return of Michael Gallup – Mike D’Abate, Sports Illustrated
The team has been consistent in their belief that Michael Gallup can be back sooner rather than later.
With the deadline to whittle the NFL rosters down to 53 members fast approaching, the Dallas Cowboys will apparently be keeping a spot open for one of their top offensive contributors.
After suffering a torn ACL in Week 17 that ended his 2021 season, the timing of receiver Michael Gallup’s return has been the subject of much speculation.
However, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is optimistic Gallup will be in the lineup much sooner than expected.
“The strategic way we are handling this during the downsizing will allow him to actively join the club as quickly as possible,” Jones told reporters on Wednesday. “We just don’t want to do anything that would put him in some sort of category that would prevent us from bringing him in the first game.”
Jones’ comments indicate his confidence that the wide receiver should be on the 53-man roster on Tuesday when the club cuts 80 players in accordance with league guidelines. Gallup hasn’t practiced since tearing his left ACL on Jan. 2. He underwent successful surgery in February.
Although he’s made notable progress with his rehabilitation, Gallup isn’t among those particularly optimistic about his potential Week 1 return. In fact, he’s indicated he’ll likely be forced to sit out. at the season opener against Tampa Bay. Buccaneers on September 11.
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