Adrian Clayborn

Chargers' pass rushers look to capitalize on the Cowboys' missing pieces

Chargers' pass rushers look to capitalize on the Cowboys' missing pieces

If an accomplished and experienced left tackle is a security blanket for an NFL quarterback, then Dak Prescott has been shivering in the cold for two weeks, the loss of four-time All-Pro Tyron Smith exposing the Dallas Cowboys play-caller to the ravages of pass-rushers.

In the first eight games this season with Smith, Prescott was sacked 10 times. In the last two games without Smith, who was sidelined by chronic back problems and a groin injury, Prescott was sacked 12 times.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Smith, a former USC standout who was a first-round pick in 2011, was limited in practice Monday and Tuesday. He told reporters he expects to play...

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