The Cowboys are hamstrung and their 2022 season is hanging by a thread. Yeah, this is that big a deal. Multiple news sources report that star left tackle Tyron Smith tore his left hamstring at practice on Wednesday and will be out for “months.” That hole in Smith’s ‘string leaves a canyon in the Cowboys’ already disheveled offensive line.
Yes. This is a crisis. This is an emergency. There are some veteran free agent tackles still out there. And the club has some cap space that could enable a trade. But whoever or whatever they end up with ain’t Tyron Smith. And that’s Dak’s blind side.
But look at it this way. Dallas is not going to put receiver Michael Gallup on the PUP as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired left ACL. So there’s a chance Gallup could be available for the opener against the Bucs.
First the good news for the Giants. Veteran WR Sterling Shepard returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since he tore his Achilles last December. Now the bad news. Shepard returned on the same day that rookie receiver Collin Johnson was lost for the season with a torn Achilles of his own. That’s a tough break for that former Longhorn.
What’s with this Achilles thing? Even punters are going down. The Colts’ Rigoberto Sanchez’s season is over. Enter Matt Haack, who was cut by the Bills earlier this week.
Retiring NFL linebacker Shaquem Griffin says he’s now going to “Plan A.” He says football was always Plan B, and that he’s grateful for his time in the sport. That’s a beautiful attitude expressed by an inspiring man who played in the National Football League with one hand.
I’m very happy that jury awarded Vanessa Bryant $16 million. I wish it had been $160 million.
Altuve hit a homer to lead off the game last night. Of course he did. It’s what he does. And this one was on the first pitch. Houston went on to deal the Twins their fifth straight loss, 5-3.
Mariners right-hander George Kirby threw 24 consecutive strikes to start Wednesday night’s game against the Nats. Nobody in MLB had done that since 1988. But the shine was dulled by the fact that he gave up five hits in that 24-strike stretch and the M’s wound up losing 3-1.