From all we’ve heard out of Valley Ranch this offseason, Tyron Smith’s transition to left tackle is going swimmingly. New offensive line coach Bill Callahan has had nothing but good things to say about the USC product’s work this summer and Smith himself, speaking to reporters this week, doesn’t exactly sound daunted by the task of switching positions with Doug Free.
"It's not very complicated at all," Smith said, per the Dallas Morning News. "You just got to convert everything you did on the right side over to the left side."
Smith, of course, spent his rookie season on the right side, where he played in college. The team has hinted that Smith might have made the transition last year, had the offseason not been more or less wiped from the books by the lockout. But this year, with a normal offseason schedule, Smith believes he’ll have enough reps to get comfortable on Tony Romo’s blindside by the time week one rolls around.
"The more and more you do it, it just kind of fits in and kind of becomes second nature to you," Smith said. "I know a lot of people expect a lot of things from a left tackle so I'm basically trying to not disappoint."
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