Cowboys on track recover another key player from injury
The Cowboys were rolling to the record 7-2, but what should scare the rest of the NFC is that they’re getting healthier and better.
After not quite appearing against the Broncos, the Dallas Cowboys bounced back hard against the Hawks in Week 10 with a 40-point win that moved the club to 7-2 on the season and solidly in the mix above the NFC.
In the win over Atlanta, Dallas saw the return of a wide receiver Michael Gallup. Although he was limited in the number of his snap shots, his presence was clearly felt with him hunting himself and opening the field to CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper.
Now, the Cowboys might be ready to get another important piece of crime back, too. Left tackle Tyron Smith, who has not trained since October 29, was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday.
While that doesn’t guarantee a return for Week 11 against the Chiefs, it’s a great sign he’s close to getting back on the field and giving the team one of the best performances in the league.
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What’s scary about Dallas when you think about someone like Smith getting back into the fold is that they’re 7-2, they’re rolling against most teams, and they have a chance to improve dramatically in that direction.
Gallup is back and Smith is close to making a comeback, if he wasn’t there already. But also returning to the roster soon is defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and defensive end Neville Gallimore, although their schedules are still a few weeks away from joining the active roster.
On top of that, there’s a good chance that another defensive end, Randy Gregory, will be back in the fold before the playoffs start as well.
With Dak Prescott, complementing weapons, and defense vastly improved under Dan Quinn, the Cowboys already looked like contenders. This should be emphasized even more in the second half of the season as they get important pieces like Smith, Lawrence, etc. back into the mix.