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Cowboys sign first-round pick Tyron Smith

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With Marc Colombo’s future with Dallas in doubt, there’s an opening at right tackle that first-round pick Tyron Smith will have a chance to fill as soon as he can get on the practice field.

He won’t have to wait any longer. The Cowboys and Smith came to terms on a contract Thursday that will enable Smith to join his teammates at training camp in San Antonio. According to Jason La Canfora of NFL.com, it is a four-year deal worth $12.5 million. Per LaCanfora, all of the money is guaranteed.

Smith’s signing continues a busy couple of days on the Cowboys offensive line. They re-signed unrestricted free agents Doug Free and Kyle Kosier this week and have been pruning the roster of expensive veterans like Leonard Davis.

It still remains to be seen if Colombo, who hasn’t been able to come to terms on a restructured contract, will join Davis on the open market. All signs point to his departure from the cap-challenged Cowboys and if that happens Smith will have the inside track on a starting job in his rookie year.

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8 Responses to “Cowboys sign first-round pick Tyron Smith”
  1. We'reFineThere says: Jul 28, 2011 1:42 PM

    +1 Rookie -5 Veterans… look out for the Cowboys this year

  2. bangthedrum22 says: Jul 28, 2011 1:43 PM

    very excited about this kid.

  3. kidzaround says: Jul 28, 2011 2:00 PM

    We’reFineThere says:
    Jul 28, 2011 1:42 PM
    +1 Rookie -5 Veterans… look out for the Cowboys this year

    *******

    Those veterns that were cut were overpaid and under performed. Garret is trimming the fat.

  4. godofware says: Jul 28, 2011 2:07 PM

    Any word on replacing Davis? I’ll take either of the Falcon FA G’s Blalock or Dahl

  5. hobartbaker says: Jul 28, 2011 2:14 PM

    Wow, half the money of C.J. Spiller last year’s #9 overall pick got on a five year deal. Guaranteed, Spiller $4.2 million per season, Smith $3.1 per season.

  6. burnban5565 says: Jul 28, 2011 2:32 PM

    Excited to see how the boys turn out after this offseason, and really happy to see us trim some of that excess fat. Now we just need to address a few positions. (CB,DL,S)

  7. bturner032002 says: Jul 28, 2011 2:43 PM

    They didn’t under perform they were just overpaid.

  8. yem123 says: Jul 28, 2011 3:57 PM

    what a difference a year makes. Smith was picked at #9, making 12.5 mil over 4 years. He is a left tackle, a position that demands premium $$.

    Last year’s 9th overall pick was CJ Spiller, RB, signed a 5 year deal for $25 mil, with an EXTRA $12.5mil in incentives….

    I don’t care though as I could work my whole life and not get close to $12mil.

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