Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will not have left tackle Tyron Smith protecting his blind side on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
Smith has been ruled out of the game with a back injury he has been dealing with for weeks, and a groin injury he suffered during the Cowboys’ win against the Kansas City Chiefs, via the Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota.
The Cowboys will also be without tight end Geoff Swaim, via the Dallas Morning News’ Drew Davidson.
In Smith’s seven NFL seasons, the two-time first-team All-Pro performer has only missed four starts, three of them coming last season. Chaz Green will start in Smith’s place.
The Cowboys have been on a roll lately. They have won three consecutive games, each by double digits.
The Falcons, however, have been on a skid. They have lost three of their last four games, and sit at .500 on the season. To keep up in the NFC playoff race they have little room for error, and a home win against the Cowboys would be the perfect way to get their season back on track.
With no Smith for the Cowboys, and running back Ezekiel Elliott serving the first of his six-game suspension, their offense will be hampered on Sunday. It is going to take continued improvement from their defense, and a big game from Dak Prescott, to hold off the desperate Falcons.
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