FRISCO, Texas – How quickly will the Cowboys get injured All-Pros Tyron Smith and Sean Lee back on the field?
Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones isn't certain, but he estimates that "Tyron has a better chance to play than Sean" in Sunday night's division showdown against the first-place Eagles at AT&T Stadium.
Head coach Jason Garrett said Monday that "it might be some time" regarding Lee's recovery from a hamstring injury. The veteran linebacker has already missed two games earlier this year with the same issue, and he sat out the final three quarters of last Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
"I don't want to get into speculation on when he'll be back," Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan. "Those types of injuries, hamstrings, have a way of surprising you. Unfortunately, it's usually longer than you might have hoped or initially assessed. But our trainers do a real good job of keeping us realistic as to when a player is back."
Smith (groin) was inactive against the Falcons and Garrett said he probably doesn't anticipate him practicing Wednesday, though the team is hopeful he can do more later in the week.
Starting Sunday night, the Cowboys play three home games in 12 days: Nov. 19 vs. the Eagles; Nov. 23 vs. the Chargers; Nov. 30 vs. the Redskins.