He is out of action again due to a hamstring injury, and it will take a while before he returns.
Tyron Smith’s surgery for Friday is to re-attach the hamstring to the knee. Looking at a 3-4 month recovery.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) August 25, 2022
ESPN’s Todd Archer tweeted, “Tyron Smith’s surgery for Friday is to re-attach the hamstring to the knee. Looking at a 3-4 month recovery.”
In that case, he may come back as early as December, if he will come back at all.
There’s a chance he might retire, given that he has missed time over the last six seasons.
In 2020, he suffered a season-ending neck injury that required surgery.
A year later, ankle injuries sidelined him for six games.
His recent injury is the latest in a depressing trend for him lately.
But while they knew he might miss some time, the Cowboys did not address his absence accordingly.
They released La’el Collins, who is now with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Meanwhile, they drafted Tyler Smith and Matt Waletzko in this year’s draft.
However, it remains to be seen if they are ready for action.
Cowboys Could Bring In Andrew Whitworth
Whitworth is coming off a Super Bowl LVI victory with the Los Angeles Rams.
But though he is already 40 years old, he still has some gas left in the tank.
Therefore, he could be the stop-gap solution at left tackle until Waletzko, and the younger Smith, is ready.
Whitworth has a resume that matches Tyron Smith’s accomplishments.
Smith has been a three-time All-Pro, while Whitworth made it thrice.
Likewise, Smith has eight Pro Bowls while Whitworth has four.
That’s all wishful thinking for Cowboys fans, though, unless they make the right offer to bring Whitworth out of retirement.
The veteran might reconsider if the price is right.