Now that the seal was broken by Patrick Peterson, maybe we’re about to see many more deals for 2011 first-rounders.
The Cowboys have announced they’ve reached a long-term extension with left tackle Tyron Smith.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is calling it an eight-year, $98 million deal, which qualifies it as a mega-deal. With what he had left on his rookie deal, he’ll make nearly $110 million through 2023, per Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com.
Of course, the details of this one will be telling, as always.
What’s clear is the Cowboys have made a priority in recent years of drafting to bolster their offensive line, and now that they have a quality one, they’re going to hang onto it.