Add the Dallas Cowboys to the growing list of teams who have inked their first round picks.
According to multiple sources in contact with the Dallas Morning News, the team has agreed to a deal with first round selection Tyron Smith, the offensive tackle out of USC. Smith was selected ninth overall by the Cowboys, and is expected to make an immediate impact in his rookie season, most likely at right tackle, his position in college.
Earlier in the week, the team made a potentially crucial move by re-signing left tackle Doug Free, the consensus pick for the Cowboys’ best offensive lineman in 2010, to a four-year deal worth around $32 million.
Again, Smith will almost certainly start opposite of Free, on the right side. There was some talk of moving Smith to the left, to compete for the job of protecting Tony Romo’s blindside--and he still might, some day. But for now, with the offseason shortened to training camp and nothing more, it’s doubtful that the team will try to shake things up in such a way, at the moment.
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