- By Josh Clark
An injury to one of Dak Prescott’s bookend protectors could open the door for a disgruntled New England Patriot. Just days after SI.com’s Albert Breer reported Isaiah Wynn’s name has been floated in trade talks, Dallas LT Tyron Smith’s hamstring tear has put the Cowboys on a growing list of teams looking for a tackle in an already thin market.
The Cowboys are already dealing with questions on their line and were trying Smith at guard for several days before the injury. Smith was hurt during a running play this week and fell to the ground as he went to engage linebacker Leighton Vander Esch.
The injury appears to thrust 2021 pick Josh Ball into the lineup and he has struggled – notably during the team’s Aug 13 preseason game.
Patriots are known to wait
The Patriots are known for waiting until a team is willing to overpay for a player – even one like Wynn who has already made it known he isn’t happy playing on the team’s fifth year option.
While the Las Vegas Raiders haven’t hinted they are in the market for a tackle, their experiment with Alex Leatherwood has also been a failure so far in his second year, leading some to declare him an early bust. With final cut-downs looming, the coming days will likely show whether Wynn will be on the move this summer.