For the last two weeks, the Dallas Cowboys have been without not only star running back Ezekiel Elliott, but also All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith. The results have not been pretty. Dak Prescott has been sacked 12 times in two games, with Smith's replacements, Chaz Green and Byron Bell, being victimized seven times.

Lucky for the Cowboys, it sounds like Smith is on the verge of a return this week. Owner Jerry Jones, during a radio appearance, said that there's a chance Smith will play on Thursday against the Chargers.

That came mere hours after Smith himself told Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News that he expects to be ready to play.