Former Cowboys offensive lineman extraordinaire Larry Allen was back at Valley Ranch on Thursday, with designs on imparting some wisdom to Cowboys’ first round pick, offensive tackle Tyron Smith.
According to the Dallas Morning News, offensive line coach Hudson Houck asked Allen to make the visit for this express purpose. Allen will stay for a few days, and on Thursday, plans on taking the 20-year-old Smith out to lunch to share some more advice.
As of now, Allen sees a good deal of promise in the USC product.
"Oh, he looks good," Allen said of Smith. "He has long arms and uses his reach well. He just needs to pick it up a little bit, get a little quicker."
Many believe that Allen could be the next inductee to the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor, and Jerry Jones hinted as much recently. In response to this possibility, aside from saying that it would be a great honor, Allen was characteristically soft-spoken.
"If it happens, it happens. I hope it does," Allen said. "I'm just living life until it does."
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