The Dallas Cowboys finished off a huge drive in the second half with a touchdown to give them a 17-10 lead against the Oakland Raiders, but they might have lost left tackle Tyron Smith in the process.
Smith hurt his knee during that series, and he is questionable to return to the game, per Cowboys, writer Rob Phillips.
If they can hold on against the Raiders, their playoff chances looked good with running back Ezekiel Elliott returning to the field next week for their Christmas Eve matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Also, they got a lot of help in the playoff race on Sunday with the Green Bay Packers and Seahawks losing
A lot still has to happen for the Cowboys to get that last wild-card spot, but there is a real chance they could run the table if they can hold on against the Raiders. However, if Smith can’t play next week, or even return against the Raiders, they have a problem that may not be fixable.
In the two games that Smith missed this season the offense looked the worst that it has looked since 2015, and quarterback Dak Prescott hasn’t played nearly as well even after Smith’s return.
If Smith can’t go, the Cowboys won’t be able to do their part to make the playoffs, win three games in a row.