Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith is coming off what he and the team hopes was just the first of many Pro Bowl appearances, and is going into 2014 widely regarded as perhaps the best young left tackle in the game. But, at the tender age of 23, Smith is a long way from content.
“I just feel like it’s not there yet,” Smith told the team’s official website this week. “I feel like I’ve got a long way to go. You’ve got guys that are eight-time Pro Bowlers and things like that. I’m still at the beginning stage. I have a long way to go.”
Smith is in a somewhat peculiar place. Entering his fourth season in the league, he is a natural leader for the offensive line, but he is actually younger than rookie right guard Zack Martin and just barely older than second-year center Travis Frederick.
“Just as far as some of the younger guys, I’m trying to help as much as I can--the same things the older guys taught me it was helpful when I came in,” Smith said.
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