There are a number of conversations surrounding the Dallas Cowboys. Odell Beckham Jr’s interest, Thanksgiving Day game against the NY Giants and the level of contention they play in the NFC.

Enter new challenger.

For weeks it has been teased about what the Cowboys intend to do with rookie Tyler Smith and the offensive line with the impending return of Tyron Smith.

Even with Tyron’s injury history, the most common though is that they will go back to their original plan. Tyron at left tackle and Tyler at left guard.

We even got a glimpse of Tyler Smith inside for the first time since training camp.

Smith played 20 snaps at left guard late in the game on Sunday. Putting Jason Peters back at his normal left tackle position. Seemingly giving the Cowboys a raw look at what Smith would look like at left guard.

Well now these notions are going to go from opinions to facts real soon.

Jerry Jones, on his weekly spot on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, TX confirmed the speculation. Once Tyron is cleared to return and able to play, he will re-occupy his left tackle spot and Tyler will kick inside to left guard.

On the season, Tyler Smith has had a really positive rookie season. Allowing four sacks, four QB hits, 10 QB hurries and 18 pressures on 653 snaps this year on a position he wasn’t supposed to play in year one.

This also means current starting left guard Connor McGovern will relegate his position on the Cowboys offensive line. Despite playing much better at left guard this season as opposed to 2021.

Coincidentally, the move goes against what the coaching staff has said about consistency on the offensive line. As well as going against what the front office has said about supporting Tyler Smith at left tackle, taking their licks as they come.

The thinking is taking Tyler Smith out of the position he has played all season creates the best five possible, allowing their future Hall of Famer to come back in.

Making the Dallas Cowboys offensive line one of the best going into the postseason.

It is still unclear when Tyron will be ready to take the field again, but now we have our answer. Now it’s only a matter of time.

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