Oct 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith (77) prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys praise LT Tyron Smith

The Dallas Cowboys drafted Tyron Smith to be the answer at tackle, and he is proving himself to be quite the player. After New York Giants Jason Pierre-Paul spent the week trash talking, he was held to one tackle by Smith. Smith’s play isn’t going unnoticed by his teammates either.

“I hope people recognize how good he’s playing right now,” said quarterback Tony Romo, via ESPN. “He’s had a fantastic season, and he keeps getting better and better.”

“I feel like he’s playing like one of the best tackles in the league right now. I feel like he’s having a Pro Bowl year,” defensive end DeMarcus Ware said.

While Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones echoed the sentiments of his star players, he pumped the brakes a bit realizing there is a lot of career left.

“Let’s don’t quite get Tyron to Canton yet, but still, that’s what comes to mind with a player like him,” Jones said. “But he’s not as strong as Larry Allen. And frankly, probably not as sudden, but he’s very smooth and is … every bit the athlete, every bit the player you want at left tackle.”

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  • SmartThinking

    At 21, Smith still has one more growth spurt to go. If he gets bigger, stronger and faster, he very well could become this team’s “Big Cat.”

    As he is right now, he’s playing at a level where we don’t have to worry about him.

    On a team full of positions with players we do have to worry about, that’s actually pretty high praise for Smith.

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    I like it when Jerry describes his players’ abilities. His great evaluation of talent is why the Cowboys have not come close to participating in a Superbowl for the past 17 + years.