Sources: OT Tyron Smith Likely Out 2-4 Weeks

The Cowboys will probably begin the 2011 campaign minus their first-round draft choice and starting right tackle.

Tyron Smith, whom the team drafted ninth overall in the NFL draft out of Southern California, and who earned the starting right tackle gig in training camp, suffered a hyperextended knee and is scheduled to be sidelined two to four weeks, Calvin Watkins and Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com report.

Jermey Parnell will be called upon to start in Smith’s spot.

“We certainly are content with Parnell as our backup tackle at this particular juncture,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “Hope we don’t have to see him very early, but still, we’re comfortable there.”


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2 Responses to “Sources: OT Tyron Smith Likely Out 2-4 Weeks”

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