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With Tyron Smith Questionable, Jermey Parnell Preparing To Start

Parnell replaced Smith after he went down with a high ankle sprain in last week's win over Cleveland



    Tyron Smith is officially listed as questionable for Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day match-up with the Redskins, with a high ankle sprain suffered in the first half of the Browns game. If he can’t go, he will be replaced by Jermey Parnell, who says he’ll be ready for his first career start if needed.

    "Anytime you get a chance to start in this business,” Parnell said, per ESPN Dallas, “You have to take advantage of your opportunity.”

    A second-year starter out of USC, Smith has worked side-by-side with Parnell throughout the short week. What was his advice to the four-year NFL journeyman?

    "Stick with the fundamentals,” Parnell said. “Stay square, keep a base and go out there and have fun. ... extra film work helps. Worry about the reps on the field, that's about it."

    Parnell, who replaced Smith at left tackle last week after he suffered the injury, got some extra reps this week, as Smith was limited.

    "Just got to be ready whenever coach calls you," Parnell said. "In this business, it changes in-and-out. You just got to be ready."

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