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According to rumors, Tyron Smith, the standout left tackle for the Dallas Cowboys..

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tore his left hamstring during practice and will be sidelined indefinitely.

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Eight-time Pro Bowler Smith suffered the injury on Wednesday while

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attempting to make a block on linebacker Leighton Vander Esch.

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Smith's hamstring damage, which might prevent him from playing for months as opposed to weeks,

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has been diagnosed by first scans as a hamstring tear rather than the anterior

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cruciate ligament problem that had been initially suspected.

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Smith will have further tests on Thursday, but it seems like he won't play in the Cowboys'

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regular-season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are coached by Tom Brady.