The Dallas Cowboys may be breathing a sigh of relief after further evaluations of the ankle injury suffered by starting left tackle Tyron Smith.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, an MRI on Smith’s injured ankle showed it was not a high-ankle sprain suffered last week against the Seattle Seahawks and that Smith could play this weekend against the New York Giants.
Smith was forced to leave Wednesday’s practice early after feeling discomfort in his ankle.
Smith became the first offensive lineman to be named as a conference player of the week since Brian Walters of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2004. Smith’s performance, along with the rest of the Cowboys offensive line, helped Dallas control the game against Seattle as DeMarco Murray rushed for 115 yards against the league’s top-ranked run defense in a 30-23 win over the Seahawks.