ARLINGTON, Texas – Tyron Smith will be in the lineup when the Cowboys face the Eagles for the NFC East lead on Sunday afternoon.
The Cowboys announced their seven inactive players prior to kickoff, and Smith was not included among them after missing the last two games with a stinger.
The seven inactive players are Mike White, Tavon Austin, Sean Lee, Chris Covington, Geoff Swaim, David Irving and Taco Charlton.
Most of these names should be familiar by now, as the Cowboys have several players dealing with long-term injuries. Austin is still working his way back from the groin injury he suffered in October, while Sean Lee is still recovering from a hamstring injury. Irving has been absent since the bye week with a sprained ankle, and Swaim is still recovering from the wrist injury he suffered in the win against Atlanta on Nov. 18.
Smith is expected to return to his starting left tackle role, but the Cowboys aren't sitting any offensive linemen – likely due to injury concerns. In addition to Smith's stinger, left guard Xavier Su'a-Filo is dealing with an ankle injury, which is likely why both Adam Redmond and Connor Williams are active for this game.
Mike White and Chris Covington have been regulars on the inactive list throughout the season, but the addition of Charlton as a healthy scratch is a bit of a surprise. The second-year defensive end battled a shoulder injury for several weeks, but he returned to the lineup last week against New Orleans.