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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Jerry: Tyron Smith 'better than we thought'

By Calvin Watkins

IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith didn't practice on Tuesday because of a high ankle sprain, but he didn't rule himself out of Thursday's game against Washington.

In fact, Jerry Jones, the Cowboys owner, said Tuesday morning, the injury isn't as bad as it seems.

"He's better than we thought," Jones said on KRLD-FM. "It's probably got a little high ankle to it. High ankle, of course, being one that makes you jump in terms of how long he’ll be out. It also may be something that he can work with. He’s better than I thought he would be or had hoped he would be, better than that. So, we may see him this weekend."

Of course, Jones means on Thursday but with the short week involved a source said its doubtful we'll see Smith on Thanksgiving Day. Smith said he's played on a high ankle sprain before, while he was at USC, so we'll see what happens.

If anything, he'll be a game-time decision.