The Dallas Cowboys have taken care of one of their top offseason priorities by signing Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith to a massive long-term deal.
Smith signed an eight-year extension worth $97.6 million on Wednesday morning, according to the team’s official website. Dallas already had Smith signed through 2015--they exercised their fifth-year club option on Smith earlier this offseason--meaning his current deal is worth 10 years and $109 million total.
Around $40 million of this is guaranteed money, and today’s deal brings a $10 million signing bonus for the 23-year-old.
Running through 2023, it is the largest non-quarterback contract in franchise history.
The Cowboys selected Smith out of USC with the 9th overall pick of the 2011 Draft. He spent his rookie season at right tackle before moving to the left in 2012, where he’s developed into one of the best in the game at the position. In 2013, just his second season on the left side, Smith was named to his first Pro Bowl.
Smith won’t turn 24 until this December.
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