Smith got cut right at his already-injured knee while following a play downfield. He was subbed out for the team's swing tackle, Emmett Cleary.
While many have applauded head coach Jason Garrett for his handling of the situation, the moment Smith went down briefly illustrated his worst nightmare. As many have said leading up to these final two Cowboys games, Garrett is in a no-win situation. He is stuck perpetually behind one school of thought which says star players should not rest in order to maintain camaraderie and cohesion, and another which points out the NFL's 100 percent injury rate.
Love or hate the Dallas Cowboys, I think everyone is rooting for Sunday's meaningless game against the Philadelphia Eagles to go smoothly. This offense is the perfect compilation of established veterans and budding young superstars. I think we should be applauding Garrett for not packing them in bubble wrap for the remainder of the season even with the ever-present risks.