Starting left tackle Tyron Smith won’t likely play in the Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Washington Redskins on Thursday, but according to Jerry Jones, the team is a lot more optimistic about the high ankle sprain that knocked Smith out in the first half of the win over the Browns on Sunday than they were following that game.
"He's better than we thought," Jones said on his weekly radio show on 105.3-FM “The Fan” on Tuesday, via ESPN Dallas. "It's probably got a little high ankle to it. High ankle, of course, being one that makes you jump in terms of how long he’ll be out. It also may be something that he can work with. He’s better than I thought he would be or had hoped he would be, better than that. So, we may see him this weekend."
We’re assuming that by “this weekend” here, Jones means “Thursday,” and this may be a little too optimistic of an assessment of Smith’s availability. According to a source in contact with Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas, Smith is being considered doubtful, but in that report, Watkins does leave the possibility of Smith being a game-time decision open.
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