Taking a cue from Cowboys greats Randy White and Larry Allen, left tackle Tyron Smith has reportedly begun practicing karate this offseason.
“They did karate to get their hands quicker and smoother,” Smith said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It’s more about hand-eye coordination. Right now, I’m trying to get our offensive line into it.”
Smith also wants to bulk up this offseason. He is currently around 305, but he wants to add around 10 pounds of muscle. He was arguably the team’s best offensive lineman in each of his first two seasons, but he sees room for improvement and believes getting bigger will help him take that step forward.
“I just want to be a better run blocker and be stronger and more physical,” Smith explained. “There were times last year where I felt like I was too fast and I was a little off-balanced. I just basically want to add a little weight and stay there, be fast and strong at the same time.”
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