To start the season, the Cowboys plan to switch Smiths at left tackle. Dallas’ best choice is rookie Tyler Smith on Dak Prescott’s blind side since Tyron Smith, who underwent surgery, is expected to miss a significant portion of the season. Owner Jerry Jones was asked if Tyler Smith will start at left tackle on the first day of practice when he joined 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday. Jones said, “I believe that’s safe to say.”
The greatest problem with Tyler Smith stepping over after Tyron Smith was injured was that he hadn’t been practicing at tackle all during training camp. At the guard, he was lining up. The rookie missed the final preseason game because of an ankle injury as well. Jones said that Smith had to take care of whatever problems he had with his sprained ankle first.