The Dallas Cowboys vaunted offensive line may have a suffered a setback today.
According to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys announced that Smith left the game with a neck injury. He has dealt with a stinger throughout the preseason.
And Cowboys just announced that LT Tyron Smith does have an injured neck. Had stinger throughout most of preseason that limited him.
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) September 11, 2016
He has re-entered the game. However, since this is an issue that goes back to early training camp, it looks like Smith’s neck may be an issue that has to be monitored for a while.
A lingering neck issue with their best offensive lineman is less than ideal problem for the Cowboys. They are already without starting quarterback Tony Romo for an extended period of time, and in his place is rookie Dak Prescott.
Prescott has played well throughout the preseason and today, but any instability up front will hurt him.
Halfway through the fourth quarter the New York Giants are leading the Cowboys 20-19. The rookie quarterback is 20-32 for 164 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions.
The other rookie in the Dallas backfield looks solid. Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for 51 yards on 19 attempts and scored a touchdown.
For the Giants Eli Manning is 19-28 for 207 yards and three touchdowns. Wide reciever Victor Cruz has returned from injury with 4 catches for 34 yards and one touchdown that just gave New York the lead.