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Report: Cowboys to pick up option year for Tyron Smith

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Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith has blossomed into one of the premier offensive linemen in the NFL over his first three seasons in the league. Smith was selected to his first Pro Bowl last season and was also named a second-team All-Pro.

As such, the Cowboys want to make sure he’s in Dallas for the foreseeable future. According to Todd Archer of, the Cowboys have exercised their team option on Smith for the 2015 season.

Smith was selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. As per terms of the new collective bargaining agreement, all draft picks sign four-year contracts with first-round selections having a team option for a fifth season. For 2011 draft picks, teams have until May 3 to exercise their options for the 2015 season.

The option would pay Smith equal to the amount of a transition tag for offensive linemen in 2015, which is $10.039 million. The two sides could also work out a long-term extension before the option year would go into effect.

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12 Responses to “Report: Cowboys to pick up option year for Tyron Smith”
  1. staffordcalvinbush says: Apr 17, 2014 11:57 PM

    Wow Jerry Jones did the right thing for once. Who knew?

  2. bassplucker says: Apr 17, 2014 11:58 PM

    This is more how it’s supposed to work. Rather than the old days, when 1st round pucks got obscene money before they even played a down, now the team gets 4 yrs to see how their pick has come along before they are on the hook for the really big bucks.

  3. boobie323 says: Apr 18, 2014 12:26 AM

    Definitely 1 of the Few Cowboys to Earn and Deserve his Money

  4. copiouscaffeine says: Apr 18, 2014 1:07 AM

    Smith managed to stay focused even through some really messed up family matters. Good for him!

  5. 700levelvet says: Apr 18, 2014 6:42 AM

    The. “Most mediocre franchise in sports”…

  6. ericn42000 says: Apr 18, 2014 6:42 AM

    Tyron has been a great player and a true professional for the cowboys!

  7. firerogergoodellnow says: Apr 18, 2014 7:06 AM

    When will Jerry exercise the option to hire a GM?

  8. fissels says: Apr 18, 2014 7:17 AM

    Good move

  9. paulsmith107 says: Apr 18, 2014 8:36 AM

    Smart move now lock dez up long term and worry about Tyron after next year

  10. dalfanforever says: Apr 18, 2014 10:08 AM

    I’m going to put this in the category of “DUH!” The left side is a wall now. They better have picked up his option. Now the rest of the line….I don’t know…

  11. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 18, 2014 10:41 AM

    This was expected. Smith is their future with the important assignment at left tackle of protecting the QBs blind side. Only 23 years old too.

  12. gammynomnom says: Apr 18, 2014 6:49 PM

    It must be a losers life to cause one to feel the need to stalk a teams posts and call them mediocre. The wind howls and the mountain still stands. Americas team y’all!

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