Breaking news: One more Cowboys player won’t play Sunday

Breaking news: One more Cowboys player won’t play Sunday

Breaking news: One more Cowboys player won’t play Sunday

Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith won’t play Sunday, according to Jane Slater of NFL Network. Byron Bellwill start in his place.

Bell would give the Cowboys their third starting left tackle in three games. Chaz Green started Sunday against the Falcons, and well, you probably know how that ended.

Green was benched after allowing five sacks. Bell allowed two more sacks in only 17 plays.

“When I get in trouble is when I play complacent and timid,” Bell said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “I’ve just got to go out there and cut it loose. If I’m going to get beat, I just know this, I’m going to get beat my [expletive] way.”

Smith has a groin injury that limited him to working on the side during practice Wednesday and Thursday.

“Tyron had a good day [Wednesday],” coach Jason Garrett said before Thursday’s work. “He’s going to still work on the side with our training staff [Thursday], and we’ll see how he does with that work.”

The Cowboys have two games in four days and three games in 11 days. It wasn’t likely Smith would play against both the Eagles and the Chargers, so if he indeed misses Sunday’s game, the Cowboys will have to hope he can return for Thanksgiving Day.

The Cowboys already knew when the week started they wouldn’t have weakside linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) or running back Ezekiel Elliott (suspended) this week.