The return of their star left tackle from a one-game absence due to a neck stinger should offer a significant upgrade to the Dallas passing game. While Smith was sidelined for the Week 13 win over the Saints, quarterback Dak Prescott was sacked seven times.
Smith (neck), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Smith's availability will be confirmed when the Cowboys release their inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 4:25 p.m. EST kickoff, but his status doesn't appear to be in much peril after he was able to log a trio of limited practices this week. The star left tackle's return from a one-game absence should be a major boon for quarterback Dak Prescott, who was sacked seven times in the 13-10 win over the Saints in Week 13.
Smith was a limited participant in practice all week, and appears to be trending towards suiting up for Sunday's divisional tilt again the Eagles. The veteran left tackle sat out the Cowboys' previous two games due to a lingering neck issue.
Smith (neck) has a "good shot" to suit up against the Eagles on Sunday, Jeff Cavanaugh of The Athletic reports.
Smith has missed two straight games due to a lingering neck injury, but appears to be trending towards suiting up for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Eagles. "I feel great," Smith told Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News. "I'm going through the whole program."
Owner Jerry Jones said he expects Smith (neck) to return Week 14 against the Eagles, jJon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Jones expressed a similiar sentiment after the Week 12 win over the Redskins, yet Smith was inactive for Thursday's win against the Saints. The 27-year-old has missed the last two games but will now have a couple extra days to recover following Thursday's game.
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