Cowboys reach long-term deal with Tyron Smith

AP

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.

67 responses to “Cowboys reach long-term deal with Tyron Smith

  1. Q: Why are the Dallas Cowboys like Paris Hilton?

    A: They’re both famous and spend a lot of money, but never seem to accomplish anything.

  2. Eight years? That’s insane to see on a contract in this league. Good move by the Cowboys to lock him up for that long.

  3. Great player, but, 8 years?

    Jerruh being Jerruh, knowing cowboys previous track (Romo, Witten, Ware, Carr, Orton) it’ll be another player-friendly contract and over-dead moneyed.

  4. Before the usual “dumb move”, “real GM, “8-8 mediocre franchise” comments start coming I’d just like to remind all of you astute football minds that the guy is 23 years old and won’t be 24 until late December.

    You may now proceed…

  5. I would guess they needed an 8 year deal to make it fit under their current cap structure, which is a mess. Some teams feel like they can deal with the cap, by always pushing money back and never pay the price for their spending. Would be interested in seeing what the signing bonus and guaranteed money across the contract.

  6. bayareacolt says: Jul 30, 2014 2:08 PM

    Holy…wow that’s a lot of money.
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    Yes it is and guess who is going to pick up the tab for these outrageous amounts of money?

  7. LOL
    Now the gurls are only 39 Million over the cap!
    Financially hurting forever b/c of their dumb GM, errr, owner, er medler….
    next in line is his son!! Hope you’re ready gurls fans!!
    hahahahhahahaha

  8. Just to add some context on where this guy is professionally he will have just completed this 8 year contract and still be 1 year younger than Demarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher were when they were released.

    With these new contracts and the protections that teams are getting to protect them from dead money…yeah, I’m good with this.

  9. “If they don’t bite when they’re puppies, they won’t bite when they’re dogs.” – Coach Parcells

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    mncowboysfan says:
    Jul 30, 2014 2:15 PM
    Before the usual “dumb move”, “real GM, “8-8 mediocre franchise” comments start coming I’d just like to remind all of you astute football minds that the guy is 23 years old and won’t be 24 until late December.

    You may now proceed…

  10. largent80100 says:
    Jul 30, 2014 2:11 PM
    Great player, but, 8 years?

    Jerruh being Jerruh, knowing cowboys previous track (Romo, Witten, Ware, Carr, Orton) it’ll be another player-friendly contract and over-dead moneyed.

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    another person without a clue. the guy is a probowl LT and is 23 years old. he will be in his prime the ENTIRE contract. oh, you think a probowl left tackle will be cheaper in 4 years? yeah, ok. we would paid double to re-sign this guy in 4 years if we did a short deal.

    this is a huge win

  11. 23rdusernameused says:
    Jul 30, 2014 2:23 PM
    LOL
    Now the gurls are only 39 Million over the cap!
    Financially hurting forever b/c of their dumb GM, errr, owner, er medler….
    next in line is his son!! Hope you’re ready gurls fans!!
    hahahahhahahaha

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    no, what is LOL, is your lack of any comprehension on how the salary cap works. Cowboys have plenty of cap room, which is why they were able to give the guy a $100M deal. but that’s cool, just keep spouting the same old stupid lines, way to be original.

  12. Arent they over the cap now??

    Eagles have the
    Best WR’s
    Best QB
    Best RB
    Best RB Combo
    Best Offense
    Best Coaches
    And A much Improved Defense!

    #ICWT
    #SaintNick
    #RedskinPotatoes
    #CowboysSuck
    #SmashBigBlue

  13. Awesome move.. He is a 23 year old pro bowler, Top 5 tackle in the league and top 3 left tackle. Nothin gets by him.. he is a Man Beast on that line similar to how Larry Allen was. Now that this deal is done I expect to see something for Dez come out… They had 11 million in cap room so I am not sure what this does to that but in any case, this will protect Romo and the QB of the future.

  14. thats roughly 10-11 million a year for a really young PRO BOWL tackle. Outstanding deal for the Cowboys.

    Whoever’s doing the contracts now for the ‘Boys….wow, great job!!!

    A steal ladies and gentlemen.

  15. Top 5 defenses in the NFL:

    1. Jets
    2. Cowboys
    3. Colts
    4. Packers
    5. Ravens

    Bottom 5:
    5. 49ers
    4. Eagles
    3. Seahawks
    2. R******s
    1. Patriots

    #JetsDynasty
    #2014SBChamps
    #WeOwnTheAFC

  16. fabulousfausy says:
    Jul 30, 2014 2:14 PM
    Your insane Jason Peters is top 3 son.

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    4 years ago maybe lmao. I gotta say, that’s CRAZY but Smith might be worth it. He’ll DOMINATE the whole length of that contract (barring any injury) and by the end of it, I guarantee he won’t even be a top 10 LT (salary wise). Today sucks though. Belichick is probably pissed. This will impact the re-signing of Solder, and Peterson’s affects Revis.

  17. That contract will not be seen to the end. the said life of the NFL. I still don’t understand why NFL contracts aren’t guaranteed like NBA or MLB. I think it makes it better for the team to have to guarantee all the money. This way they can’t weasel out of it in the end. It would make it much harder and make GMs think long and hard about an 8 year 100 million dollar deal.

  18. Those saying it’s a lot of money and Jerry is being Jerry…

    The guy is a stud. 23 years old and locked up for the next 9 years at 12.22 million per year for a player

    For all those who understand, O-lines and D-lines win championships.

    This might be one of the smartest moves Jerry Jones has made…in, well since he hired Jimmy Johnson.

  19. Well as a Skins fan….

    Its not really a bad contract for the Cowboys… As we should all know 8 years in the NFL doesn’t mean 8 years… Signing a Probowl caliber tackle… after the last few years of bad off line play… yeah its good.

  20. You can only expect that Left Tackles will go up in price as the salary cap becomes larger and larger.

    Jerry is doing the smart thing of locking him up at high price now for a decade, because it will be a lot more expensive later on.

    I approve of this, and I hate Jerry Jones to the core.

  21. Unreal!! last i check tackles are NOT PLAYMAKERS who can change the outcome of a close game. and couldn’t STOP a BLITZ if you load up and send the house.

  22. Not to say they will regret this deal or anything like that. What I mean is that it makes life to easy on a gm when you can throw a ridiculous amount of money at a player to make him sign only to not really give it all to him because they get cut 2-3 years later. This is why I don’t have a problem with someone like marshawn lynch sitting out. If the team never honors the contract to its fullest why do the players have too

  23. another thing you guys are all bugging. This is one of the few contracts where he will see all 8 years. If anything they extend it at the end. He’s going to be 32/33 by the end of it. He’ll have just exited the prime of his career. Only way this contract doesn’t play out is a big injury or he holds out because he wants more money.

  24. Funny how every single contract that a player signs gets a reaction of “waaaaaaaaay overpaid” from all the armchair GMs on this site. Like they somehow know better how to manage money than the actual owners.

  25. the whole GM game would change if contracts were guaranteed and both sides had to honor them. There are too many ways out of them today for both parties.

  26. No matter who they sign and what they can do, unfortunately the Cowboys will go nowhere until Coach Jerruh (we all know that Garrett is simply window dressing), is gone.

    Which leaves his son in charge…don’t know that that is an improvement.

    Sucks…but at this point the Cowboys are a has-been.

  27. he won’t see the end of the contract

    almost none of the longer term NFL deals ever reach their conclusion… 5 plus yr deals, 8 yr deal

    non QB’s I mean.

    an 8 yr deal? yeah, I know he’s 23 today but that is way too long

  28. Speaking of Smith’s age…

    He is 23 and entering his FOURTH NFL season. Even better, he’s a hair YOUNGER than Zach Martin. That’s right…a fourth year Pro Bowler who is younger than the team’s 1st round pick this year (and it’s not like Martin is that old either).

    At that age and that position, Smith should be safe to produce through the very end of the deal.

  29. bronx77 says:
    Jul 30, 2014 2:53 PM
    That contract will not be seen to the end. the said life of the NFL. I still don’t understand why NFL contracts aren’t guaranteed like NBA or MLB. I think it makes it better for the team to have to guarantee all the money. This way they can’t weasel out of it in the end. It would make it much harder and make GMs think long and hard about an 8 year 100 million dollar deal.

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    As a Phillies fan those guaranteed contracts make everyone but the players miserable. The contracts are going to continue to get bigger and if teams are terrible for years it sucks for fans. I know a Skins fan doesn’t care if a Cowboys fan is miserable, or vice versa, but the NFL probably doesn’t like teams sucking forever. They want fans to be in the seats and spending money. Not making jokes about how bad a team is and mowing the lawn on Sunday instead.

  30. Signed through 2023??? Who does that??? The Cowboys will never win as long as Jerry Jones is alive.

  31. A good move by the Cowboys. I’m not worried about them until they fix their defense, though.

  32. The good news for Tyron? He just signed an 8 year 98 million dollar contract.

    The bad new for Tyron? His greedy family has already spent the money for the first 3 years of the contract and will demand he renegotiate soon.

  33. I like when teams have to be held accountable. Believe me, I know how bad long contracts with guranteed money can be. I’m a Yankees fan. The point is to not hand out the long contract like that if the club wants to continue to be able to compete. It’s annoying when a guy gets a huge contract and all these reports say it’s the biggest for his position or the longest but then they restructure the deal later on or just plain out cut the guy.

  34. These deals are stupid and never last any longer than two or three years…the rest is pure fluff, maybe the lawyers add it so they can add some billing hours when reviewing the contracts? If he’s any good he’ll demand a raise, and if he’s not they’ll want to restructure and/or cut him. As a “10 year” deal, this is meaningless. But hey, anything to get Jerry in the headlines…

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