Right tackle Tyron Smith did pretty well in his NFL debut on Sunday night, but the 20-year-old sees plenty of room for improvement. Smith was asked after the 27-24 loss to evaluate his performance, and he didn’t put much of a sugar coat on what he thought was a “just-okay” night.
"I did alright," Smith said, per ESPN Dallas. "I got to watch film and clean some things up."
Along with the first round pick Smith, rookie left guard Bill Nagy was making his first career start; second-year center Phil Costa was making his second career start. The young group surrendered four sacks and struggled at times to get a push on run plays--but they also showed a good deal of promise.
As for Smith, his most noticeable mistake came in the fourth quarter, when he was called for a false start. This came just before the blocked punt that led to the Jets’ game-tying touchdown.
"I really didn’t move that much and they called a false start," Smith said. "I was just looking around and I was caught off by that."
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