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Cowboys LT Tyron Smith dealing with bulging disc in back

Tyron Smith is dealing with a back injury.
Tyron Smith is dealing with a back injury. Star-Telegram/Ron Jenkins

Left tackle Tyron Smith missed his second consecutive game with a back injury, and it was revealed that Smith has a bulging disc on the network broadcast.

Smith had started 55 straight games before sitting out last Sunday’s game against Chicago. The hope had been that he could return this week, but now the target date is next week against Cincinnati.

“Tyron has something that probably a huge percent of this league has,” Jerry Jones said. “It’s very common. It’s more like a muscle spasm. I would couch it as a muscle spasm. Treatment is more like that than it is anything to do with what I would consider traditional looks at bulging discs and things like that. It surprised me that he didn’t play today. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he plays against Cincinnati. Not at all.”

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick also missed his second straight game as he deals with injuries in each of his hamstrings.

Defensive end David Irving is the only Cowboys player who left the game with an injury on Sunday. He is dealing with a head injury, and it’s unknown how long he may be sidelined with it.