Jones holding out hope for Smith's return

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by Joe Trahan/WFAA-TV

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Posted on November 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 20 at 3:10 PM

Irving, Texas --  On his radio show, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did his best to put a positive spin on offensive tackle Tyron Smith's high left ankle sprain.

"He's better than we thought," Jones said on KRLD-FM.  "It's probably got a little high ankle to it. High ankle, of course, being one that makes up jump in terms of how long he'll be out.  It also may be something he can work with. He's better than I thought he would be or had hoped he would be, better than that."

That's a much more optimistic outlook than executive vice-president Stephen Jones had a day ago.  He called Smith's chances of playing Thursday against the Redskins "a long shot."

Smith told me yesterday it would be a game-time decision.

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