The Dallas Cowboys desperately need some help.
Ezekiel Elliott is on the bench due to suspension. The defense has given up 64 points over the past two games. The Cowboys are on a two-game losing streak and looking up at the Philadelphia Eagles at 9-1 in the NFC East.
No, things aren’t going well for the Cowboys, but at the very least they may be running into a bit of good luck on the injury front.
Left tackle Tyron Smith has told the Dallas Morning News that he’ll be back in action this Thursday — the Thanksgiving game — against the Los Angeles Chargers.
This is huge news for the Cowboys and specifically quarterback Dak Prescott.
Both Prescott and the team as a whole — not coincidentally — have played terribly in the absence of Smith, so getting the four-time Pro Bowler back is going to be a major boost for Dallas. Frankly, his importance to this offense can’t be overstated, especially in the absence of Elliott.
In the past two games, the aforementioned two losses, Prescott has been sacked 12 times. He hasn’t thrown a touchdown but has thrown three interceptions. Dallas’ offense as a whole has been pretty terrible as well. The Cowboys notched only 225 yards and nine points this past Sunday night against the Eagles. Against the Falcons, Dallas could only total 233 offensive yards and seven points.
So yeah, things haven’t been going well for Dallas, but having Smith back in the lineup, even if he’s not yet back to 100-percent, should be a huge boost — especially with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram lining up on the other side.