Smith (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Smith was a limited participant in practice Thursday and Friday, but at this point that's more of a formality. The 27-year-old has battled through injuries for much of the season, and that trend is expected to continue until indicated otherwise from the team.
Smith's active status comes as no surprise after it was announced Sunday morning that he was likely to play. He was able to practice in limited fashion on Thursday and Friday, and he should see his typical workload along the offensive line, barring further setback to the injury.
Smith (back), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, is expected to play in the contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Smith has missed two games and has had his practice workload restricted for much of the season while battling back and groin issues, but it seems likely he'll be available down the stretch as the Cowboys look to keep their playoff hopes alive. Though he may be operating at less than full strength, a hurting Smith is a far better option at left tackle than the Cowboys' alternatives at the position.
Smith returned from a two-game absence last week in the Cowboys' loss to the Chargers. He subsequently spent the week on the team's injury report, but he now looks good to go Thursday barring any setbacks.
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