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Cowboys reach long-term deal with Tyron Smith

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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.

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67 Responses to “Cowboys reach long-term deal with Tyron Smith”
  1. floratiotime says: Jul 30, 2014 2:06 PM

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

    Holy…wow that’s a lot of money.

  3. thepftpoet says: Jul 30, 2014 2:08 PM

    Overpaid.

    The Best OT from USC is Matt Kalil.

    And it’s not even close.

  4. catch2234 says: Jul 30, 2014 2:09 PM

    Wow

  5. lightcleric says: Jul 30, 2014 2:09 PM

    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.

  6. 4thquartermagic says: Jul 30, 2014 2:10 PM

    And I’m sure the Cowboys intend to honor every penny of this contract.

    Right Pete Carroll?

  7. thepftpoet says: Jul 30, 2014 2:11 PM

    Top 5 Offensive Tackles in the NFL :

    1. Matt Kalil.
    2. Phil Loadholt.
    3. Joe Thomas.
    4. Tyron Smith.
    5. Antonio Richardson.

  8. jh500 says: Jul 30, 2014 2:11 PM

    Smith isn’t even 24 yet. The potential this guy has is abnormal.

  9. 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.

  10. fabulousfausy says: Jul 30, 2014 2:13 PM

    Typical Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder move. These guys are MORONS they’ll be releasing a ton of players again in 3 years.

  11. buds4grant says: Jul 30, 2014 2:13 PM

    Dude is a baller. Too bad he plays for the densest egomaniac owner in the NFL.

  12. fabulousfausy says: Jul 30, 2014 2:14 PM

    Your insane Jason Peters is top 3 son.

  13. weepingjebus says: Jul 30, 2014 2:15 PM

    He even already has the thousand yard stare of a Cowboys veteran.

  14. mikeinsanfran says: Jul 30, 2014 2:15 PM

    Daaaamn. Why does Aldon Smith have to be suspended week 1 for the Cowboys game?

  15. 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…

  16. caryw30 says: Jul 30, 2014 2:17 PM

    This is a great deal for the Cowboys. They now can sign Dez. Smith is only going to get better.

  17. longsufferingkcfan says: Jul 30, 2014 2:17 PM

    Here’s hoping his vulture family stays far, far away.

  18. ecppeaters says: Jul 30, 2014 2:18 PM

    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.

  19. amaf21 says: Jul 30, 2014 2:18 PM

    LMAO!!! Me thinks Jerray has been spending way too much time with Isray.

  20. mazenblue says: Jul 30, 2014 2:20 PM

    At least he contributes to society…oh wait

  21. chad504boy says: Jul 30, 2014 2:22 PM

    Probably not a terrible deal at all for an elite OT at the back half of the deal.

  22. ufanforreal says: Jul 30, 2014 2:23 PM

    bayareacolt says: Jul 30, 2014 2:08 PM

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

  23. 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

  24. mncowboysfan says: Jul 30, 2014 2:23 PM

    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.

  25. robert831 says: Jul 30, 2014 2:24 PM

    Way way overpaid. What are the Cowboys thinking? Oh that’s right Jerry is in charge.

  26. amaf21 says: Jul 30, 2014 2:27 PM

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

    —————————————————-
    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…

  27. mrtevytev says: Jul 30, 2014 2:28 PM

    Dallas sure love the number “8″ …ahem.

  28. danind says: Jul 30, 2014 2:29 PM

    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.

    ————————

    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

  29. danind says: Jul 30, 2014 2:30 PM

    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

    ———————-

    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.

  30. Eli Pacheco says: Jul 30, 2014 2:31 PM

    I wish the cowboys o-line did that cool thing they did in the 70s, when they’d stand up before they went in the three-point stance.

  31. dcstinks says: Jul 30, 2014 2:32 PM

    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

  32. jwcarlson says: Jul 30, 2014 2:39 PM

    Better hope not much of that is guaranteed. How many >300 pound men play injury free for 8-9 years in the NFL?

  33. starfan79 says: Jul 30, 2014 2:39 PM

    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.

  34. RobCagley says: Jul 30, 2014 2:44 PM

    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.

  35. jetsbandwagon says: Jul 30, 2014 2:47 PM

    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

  36. boomnutz says: Jul 30, 2014 2:51 PM

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

    ——————————————
    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.

  37. doctormantistoboggan says: Jul 30, 2014 2:52 PM

    He is a poor man’s Tim Tebow.

  38. 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.

  39. cowboysfanantijerryjones says: Jul 30, 2014 2:53 PM

    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.

  40. skinsfan83 says: Jul 30, 2014 2:55 PM

    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.

  41. cowboysfanantijerryjones says: Jul 30, 2014 2:56 PM

    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.

  42. ballreaper says: Jul 30, 2014 2:57 PM

    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.

  43. bronx77 says: Jul 30, 2014 2:58 PM

    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

  44. John Roc 65 says: Jul 30, 2014 2:58 PM

    He’s a franchise LT… what’s the problem?

  45. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 30, 2014 3:03 PM

    It makes sense. Smith is very young and tackles tend to have longer careers than some other positions. Left tackle is a very important position and they have it taken care of for years.

  46. andreboy1 says: Jul 30, 2014 3:07 PM

    He’s no Joe Staley

    Iron Sharpens Iron

  47. boomnutz says: Jul 30, 2014 3:08 PM

    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.

  48. firerogergoodellnow says: Jul 30, 2014 3:15 PM

    Even if Jerry dies or does decide to step down as GM, nothing will change because Stephen will take over.

  49. southpaw2k says: Jul 30, 2014 3:17 PM

    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.

  50. ragnarthegreat says: Jul 30, 2014 3:20 PM

    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.

  51. deangelo23hall says: Jul 30, 2014 3:21 PM

    Trent Williams is the best LT in football.

    Tape don’t lie.

  52. kimbo71006 says: Jul 30, 2014 3:30 PM

    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.

  53. sportsfan18 says: Jul 30, 2014 3:33 PM

    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

  54. dcstinks says: Jul 30, 2014 3:40 PM

    I hope Jerry lives Forever.

    -Eagle Fans

  55. redsoxu571 says: Jul 30, 2014 3:41 PM

    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.

  56. pillowporkers says: Jul 30, 2014 3:49 PM

    Not a Cowboys fan but this guy was a great pick. Very good young talent.

  57. danthefreakinman says: Jul 30, 2014 3:49 PM

    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.

    ————————————-

    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.

  58. wiztopher says: Jul 30, 2014 3:50 PM

    I wonder if it was a good move to give em a huge contract right before the season starts.

  59. ghost26 says: Jul 30, 2014 3:59 PM

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

  60. bradhammond says: Jul 30, 2014 4:04 PM

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

  61. tonydero says: Jul 30, 2014 4:05 PM

    Blind side taken care of…for roughly the next decade.

  62. granadafan says: Jul 30, 2014 4:27 PM

    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.

  63. jpk6044 says: Jul 30, 2014 4:34 PM

    And Jason Peters will be starting at LT for the NFC in the 2015 Pro Bowl. Again.

  64. bronx77 says: Jul 30, 2014 5:46 PM

    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.

  65. rbhttr says: Jul 30, 2014 6:24 PM

    Trent Williams.

  66. odiemon65 says: Jul 30, 2014 6:27 PM

    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…

  67. ericn42000 says: Jul 30, 2014 6:59 PM

    Big man deserves it best LT in the game today!! #keephatin

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