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"Favorable Results" On Tyron Smith's Ankle


FRISCO, Texas – Left tackle Tyron Smith got "favorable results" from the MRI on his sprained ankle, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said.

Quarterback Dak Prescott accidentally fell into Smith's ankle while getting sacked on the final drive of Sunday's 12-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Backup tackle Cameron Fleming replaced Smith for the rest of the game.

Smith traveled home with the team in a protective boot and underwent further testing Monday.

Garrett said Fleming would start if Smith misses any time. The Cowboys (3-1) face the Green Bay Packers (3-1) this Sunday at AT&T Stadium.

"It's hard to say anything definitively about him (Smith), but we did get some favorable results from the MRI," Garrett said. "So we're going to list him as week to week and just see how he responds over the next few days. We're still less than 24 hours out from the injury, so we'll just see how he responds coming in. But the initial results have been favorable."

Smith is the Cowboys' longest-tenured offensive lineman and has made six straight Pro Bowls. The Cowboys re-signed Fleming to a two-year deal in the offseason after he capably filled in for an injured Smith last season for two games, both Cowboys wins.

"That's one of the reasons we went out and got him," Garrett said. "He's a veteran player, an experienced player, and has done a good job when he's had opportunities to play in this league and did a good job for us last year."