The Dallas Cowboys could be without starting offensive tackles Tyron Smith and La’el Collins against the Seattle Seahawks on Christmas Eve.
Collins did not practice on Wednesday with a back injury, and he was a limited participant on Thursday and Friday. Smith had to leave the Cowboys’ Week 15 victory against the Oakland Raiders with a knee injury and was not able to return to the field. He did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but was a limited participant on Friday.
Both players are listed as questionable to play against the Seahawks, via Cowboys’ writer David Helman.
The Cowboys’ offense is getting a huge boost with running back Ezekiel Elliott returning to the lineup following a six-game suspension. However, if both of their staring offensive tackles can’t play, they will still have some serious problems against the Seahawks.
At some point they will have to pass the football, and when Smith missed two games in November, quarterback Dak Prescott played arguably the worst football of his NFL career. Without both tackles, even Elliott keeping the defense off-guard with his big-play ability may not be enough to defeat the Seahawks, who like the Cowboys are fighting for their playoff lives.