The 2020 season, for the Dallas Cowboys, has resembled a horror movie on the injury front. They’ve had several players put on injured reserve, and although they’ll be getting a lot of those guys back soon, it seems as if another one gets added to that list with every blink of an eye.
Unfortunately, a major piece to the Cowboys offensive line had his name added to the list on Friday. According to Patrik Walker of CBS Sports, starting left tackle Tyron Smith will undergo season-ending neck surgery.
Tyron Smith (neck) will undergo surgery to correct the ailment — per #Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy.
He’s done for the season.
Dallas is now without both of their starting tackles for 2020.
— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) October 9, 2020
Smith has been dealing with neck stingers since a September 17 injury in practice. He missed two consecutive games before returning last week vs the Cleveland Browns where he looked like his usual dominant self.
Being on the injury report has been commonplace for Smith over the previous four seasons. He missed exactly three games in each after only missing one game in his first five seasons.
Even though Smith’s aliment is “correctable” according to head coach Mike McCarthy, it’s the second major blow to the Cowboys offensive line with right tackle La’el Collins also done for the season after successful hip surgery this week.
When it rains it pours and the Cowboys have been in the middle of an injury thunderstorm in 2020. Now, they’ll look to undrafted free agent tackles Brandon Knight and Terence Steele to hopefully salvage what’s left of the Cowboys offensive line this season.
If this keeps up, one has to wonder if they will have to go north of the border and find some Canadian players that might be able to fill the holes they have. Maybe that is not a real option, but with the way this season has gone, is that too far-fetched?
Either way, I have to wonder how the Dallas Cowboys have done with the betting crowds? Maybe if they just register with the BetMGM bonus code on sites like Sportscodeus, they might find a way to profit from all this mayhem.