Working with the new look offensive line this offseason, Cowboys’ offensive line coach Bill Callahan doesn’t believe he’s ever seen anyone like Tyron Smith, who is making the move from right tackle to left tackle. Callahan said as much recently at OTAs, where Smith and Doug Free--who is swapping places with Smith and moving to the right side--are learning their new positions.
"He is just very strong, very lean, very explosive," Callahan said of Smith, per the Dallas Morning News, "and he can carry those traits over to the left side because of his athleticism."
The team has suggested in the past that Smith might have started his career on the left side, but they weren’t comfortable plugging the then-20-year-old in as the protector of Tony Romo’s blindside without the benefit of offseason workouts.
"It's nice to do it in the off-season when everyone has a chance to figure it out going through training camp compared to doing it during the season, which last year we had a lot of rotation," said Free. "So getting our line set early and getting a training camp under our belt with everybody together should definitely help quite a bit."
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