The plan is for Smith to undergo surgery next week. However, the good news is that McCarthy referred to Smith’s neck injury as a “correctable situation.”
Smith got a second opinion on his neck issue, but it appears as though surgery proved to be his best option in the end.
You can expect the Cowboys to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
Dallas has already lost starting RT La’el Collins for the year due to hip surgery, so this is a big blow for the Cowboys to be without their other bookend tackle the rest of the way.
Smith, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2011. He signed a ten-year, $109 million contract with Dallas back in 2014 that includes $40 million guaranteed.
Smith was set to make a base salary of $10 million for the 2020 season until he reworked his deal back in August.
In 2020, Smith started two games for the Cowboys at left tackle.