Every year, the Dallas Cowboys are hyped up to do greta things, but the 2021 season felt different as soon as the team stepped on the field.
The Cowboys won the NFC East with a 12-5 record this season and had Super Bowl aspirations. However, they were eliminated from the playoffs in the NFC Wild Card Game by the San Francisco 49ers.
The team is bringing bacvk Mike McCarthy, but some other changes are expected before the start of next season. On Thursday, Mike Fisher of Cowboy Maven floated around the possibility of the Dallas Cowboys orchestrating a blockbuster trade involving standout offensive lineman Tyron Smith.
“But while he remains a powerful force, Smith is not always a healthy force,” Fisher writes. “And so maybe for the first time, it’s worth examining a goodbye.
“Our ‘Locked on Cowboys” colleague Marcus Mosher mentions on the podcast this week in a purely speculative way – to his credit, no pretense of ‘sources’ – that it might be time.
“Mosher asks if Tyron Smith could be traded to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for the 14th overall pick in April’s NFL Draft, or if the Cincinnati Bengals might part with the 31st overall selection.”
Smith has spent the last 11 seasons as a foundational piece of the Dallas Cowboys and showed he is one of the best after he made his eighth career Pro Bowl this season.
Tyron Smith is an absolute force and one of the best at his position, but that is only when he is healthy. Tyron missed six regular season games in 2021 and all but two the previous year. Smith last played a full season in 2015.