The Dallas Cowboys got their first glimpse of first round draft pick Tyron Smith on Thursday night and the early impressions, pending some film review by head coach Jason Garrett, are positive.
Smith started at right tackle, where he’ll remain throughout his rookie season. Fellow rookie, fourth round pick David Arkin started at left guard in the place of the injured Montrae Holland, and both held their own against the Broncos defense. Perhaps most promising for the team, Garrett said afterward, neither of the youngsters exhibited much stage fright.
"One of the things that we were pleased with is they didn't seem like [the game] was too big for them when they were on the sidelines," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "They seemed to play with a little confidence. I'm sure they had some butterflies. It was a new and different experience for them than what they're used to, but you like to see them just go out there and play like it's regular football like they've been playing their whole life.
“From the naked eye, looking in their eyes, it seemed like they seemed OK with it.”
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