Jerry Jones: Tyler Smith will move to left guard when Tyron Smith returns


DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been saying for weeks that his team has "help on the way." The 'help' Jones was alluding to is All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith.

On Oct. 31, Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said Smith, who suffered an avulsion fracture in his left knee in August, will return "in three or four weeks."

On the date of this publication, Nov. 22, it's now been a little more than three weeks since Stephen Jones made that statement. With Tyron Smith nearing a return, Jerry Jones gave an update on their plan for the offensive line once Tyron Smith returns during his appearance Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan.

"Tyron will be the left tackle when he returns," Jones said on 'Shan and RJ.'

The Cowboys selected Tyler Smith in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft to be their left tackle of the future. With Tyron Smith still on board, the rookie was moved to left guard to begin training camp. That was until he was moved back to left tackle when Tyron Smith suffered a knee injury in practice.

The rookie has played well at left tackle, but the Cowboys see this as an opportunity to get their best five linemen on the field.

Jones added that he believes the rookie will "easily" make the transition back to guard.

Connor McGovern, who has started all year at left guard, will likely head to the bench once Smith returns.

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