The immediate injury news coming out of Valley Ranch on Monday--just a day after the team’s 23-20 overtime win over the Browns at Cowboys Stadium, and three days before they’ll strap it up again for a Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Redskins--was not so good.
Speaking to 105.3-FM “The Fan” this morning, Cowboys’ executive vice president Stephen Jones said that it would be a “long shot” as to whether left tackle Tyron Smith or running back DeMarco Murray would be available for Thanksgiving Day. Murray has missed five games already with ligament damage in his right foot, while Smith suffered a high ankle sprain in the first quarter of Sunday’s OT victory.
Smith, a first round pick a year ago, exited the game after suffering the sprain. He was seen with a heavily taped ankle warming up on the sidelines later in the day, but never did make it back into the game.
“My expectations would be that it’s a long shot for either one of them,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News, later adding: “I’m dying to know right now, but I’m really thinking it’s probably a long shot for either one of those guys to play.”
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