Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones has made clear that locking up wide receiver Dez Bryant and left tackle Tyron Smith with long-term deals is right at the top of the team’s list of priorities at the moment.
The always reserved Smith, for his part, isn’t thinking that far into the future.
“Not really focused on that at all,” Smith said, per ESPN Dallas. “Just focused on this one year right now.”
The Cowboys exercised their fifth-year option on Smith earlier this offseason, meaning he’ll be in Dallas through 2015. From a front office standpoint, the decision to cash in on the option gives Dallas a little breathing room as they prepare to open up talks on a long-term deal for the 23-year-old, who is coming off his first Pro Bowl season.
“I'm happy they picked up my fifth year and just glad I get to stay in Dallas,” Smith said. “I love it out here and it's a great town. The fans are great too.”
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