Dallas Cowboys Tackle Injures Knee

The Dallas Cowboys pulled out a thrilling 27-23 win over the Houston Texans in Week 14, but they suffered a key injury to their elite offensive line in the process. Right tackle Terence Steele exited with a knee injury, and according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, an MRI has revealed a season-ending ACL tear. Steele played 33 snaps in Sunday's game before his departure. He has started all 13 games for the Cowboys this season, earning a solid 73.9 overall grade from Pro Football Focus for his efforts.

Steele's injury is an unfortunate development for the surging Cowboys offense, but it could have come at a worse time. Eight-time Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith returned to practice last week and is set to be activated from injured reserve any day now. The Cowboys may have to shuffle things around a little bit, but their offensive line shouldn't keep from achieving their lofty postseason goals.

Steele joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2020 and immediately became a key contributor to their famously dominant offensive line. He has started 40 games in three seasons for the team. He will likely return to the Cowboys next year as a restricted free agent. 

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