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'Not looking good' for Tyron Smith to play vs. Saints

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It looks like the Dallas Cowboys could again be without left tackle Tyron Smith.

The veteran is listed as questionable, but NFL Network's Jane Slater was informed by a source that "it's not looking good" for Smith to suit up tonight versus the New Orleans Saints.


UPDATE: Smith is inactive for Thursday's game.


Smith continues to battle a neck stinger and right elbow injury. He was called a game-time decision by coach Jason Garrett earlier this week.

The 27-year-old left tackle was active during the Thanksgiving victory over the Washington Redskins, but didn't play a single snap.

Cameron Fleming would get the start again if Smith sits versus the Saints.

The Cowboys offensive line did a solid job sans Smith last week against Washington, but Dak Prescott was still sacked four times. Prescott has already been sacked a career-high 38 times this season -- tied with Eli Manning for the most in the NFL.

Last season when Smith was out, the Cowboys O-line got pummeled. Dallas allowed 4.3 sacks per game in the three games Smith missed in 2017 -- it allowed 1.5 sacks per game in the 13 games Smith played in last year.

Facing a surging Saints defense that improves by the week, missing Smith could be a key loss tonight.

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