Is it time for Tyron Smith to retire?
Updated: Mar 24, 2022
By Alex Al-Kazzaz
Tyron Smith reinjured his ankle last Sunday against the Washington Football Team. He has been ruled out for this Sunday's game between Dallas and New York. He already missed several weeks this season and it's unclear how long he'll be out now. He could miss the rest of the season, which is bad for Dallas considering the offensive line is already a major issue.
Smith has a long history of being injured. Injuries to his elbow, ankles, back, neck, and the list goes on. Last season, he missed 14 games due to a neck injury. He hasn't played a full season since 2015. The 31-year-old veteran lineman has been with Dallas since 2011. Smith is a seven-time Pro Bowler. No doubt, he'll go down as a legend in the Dallas Cowboys franchise.
Unfortunately, it may be time for Smith to hang up the cleats. His long history of injuries speaks for itself and for a long time, it's been quite clear that he's not able to stay healthy. Therefore, it's probably better for him to call it quits. He's done everything for the Cowboys and the team forever grateful for his loyalty and commitment to the team for his 11 years in Dallas.
In the 2022 NFL Draft, the Cowboys ought to have their sights set on drafting an offensive line in the first round. Depending on Dallas' position in the first round, Dallas may have to trade down in order to select the best offensive line available. Dallas desperately needs to rebuild their offensive line in order to protect their highly-paid quarterback and create running room for their expensive running back.
Dallas has four games left to play in the regular season. The offense is struggling and Dak Prescott is in a slump. Things are not getting easier for America's Team.