The Dallas Cowboys’ player-run workouts have been temporarily suspended, but when they get going once more, a fresh face will join the team in the form of first round draft pick Tyron Smith.
Smith, a tackle out of USC, will likely take over at right tackle immediately upon the lockout ending. His agent, Joe Panos, is a former NFL offensive lineman and a longtime colleague of Cowboys’ offensive line coach Hudson Houck. In fact, Panos has Smith doing a number of the same drills used by Houck.
“I feel like I’m being prepared in the best way possible,” Smith said recently, per ESPN Dallas. “I’m trying to do the best things I can to get ready for the NFL.”
Smith grabbed a playbook during the short-lived, court-appointed gap in the lockout, and has been doing his best to prepare himself as though an uninterrupted training camp was certain. As for Panos, the agent has no doubt that his client will be ready when football resumes.
“No one has to worry about Tyron working and preparing,” Panos said. “He’s got a lot of pride. He’s a very confident kid. The reason he’s confident is because he works and prepares. He’s working his tail off.
“He wants to be the best.”
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