Tyron Smith is on track to play on Thanksgiving when the Dallas Cowboys host the Los Angeles Chargers. Smith’s return would be a major boon for the Cowboys. Furthermore, it creates an intriguing matchup at the line of scrimmage.
The Chargers boast two of the NFL’s premiere pass rushers in Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa. Ingram and Bosa have accounted for 19 of the Bolts’ 30 sacks entering Week 12. Smith, who missed the last two games due to groin and back injuries, will see his fair share of time one-on-one against Ingram and Bosa.
Bosa is excited for the clash against Smith. The Chargers pass rusher was complimentary of Smith on Tuesday.
“First of all you just look at the man, he’s like a cartoon character. It’s unbelievable,” Bosa said of Smith, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “He’s got athleticism and size. Just the way he moves athletically, you’d think he’d be a big mauler but he really isn’t. He’s a technician.”
The Cowboys have made it abundantly clear that Smith is extremely valuable to their team. Dallas in 0-2 without Smith in the lineup this season and the team has given up 12 sacks in those contests. His reentry at left tackle should restore a stout O-line that needs to play well this week versus a ferocious Los Angeles pass rush.