Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident that middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens will return to action this weekend from the knee injury that forced him out of the Raiders game Sunday evening.
Hitchens exited with an apparent knee injury with 39 seconds left in Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Smith, meanwhile, limped off with a right knee injury in the third quarter.
Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the team is taking each on a “day-to-day” basis, although he sounded more hopeful that Hitchens would be available for the Christmas Eve matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.
“Hitch a little better chance to make it this week than Tyron, although Tyron has a chance,” Jones said on his 105.3 The Fan radio show Monday. “We’ll just have to monitor him [Smith], but certainly not an ACL, which is a relief. We’ll kind of watch them as the week goes here and know that I think Hitch has a pretty good chance of doing it, and Tyron has a chance. So we’ll see.”