FRISCO — Tyron Smith will start at left tackle against Las Vegas.
Club officials are also optimistic that CeeDee Lamb will return.
Smith, who missed the previous three games with a bone spur in his ankle, went through his second consecutive practice Wednesday. He’s been cleared to play against the Raiders, meaning the starting offensive tackles to open the season — Smith and La’el Collins — will take the field together for the first time since that game against Tampa Bay.
“It will be great,” Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said. “Obviously, Tyron Smith is a guy you can’t replace. Every time he steps out on the field he has a Pro Bowl performance.
“I’m excited to have that. I think he can help with the physicality of the O-line and setting that tempo.”
Lamb, who was forced to leave Sunday’s loss to Kansas City with a concussion, was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice. The last step of the protocol is for him to be cleared to play by the Cowboys physician and an independent neurological consultant.
“He hasn’t missed a step on a short week,” head coach Mike McCarthy said of Lamb’s involvement.
The receiver is officially listed as questionable.
“He was great today,” Prescott told reporters after Wednesday’s practice. “Did everything. Got a little session in with him [Tuesday]. I think that was his checkoff for the most part.
“We did some double moves, things like that, to make sure the whole balance and turning the head. He didn’t feel anything from it, so I don’t think we have any limitation going into the game with him.”
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