11. T Tyron Smith
He’s been a stalwart along the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line for more than a decade. But injuries have certainly caught up to stand out left tackle Tyron Smith. He was the ninth overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft and has been the cornerstone piece when it comes to putting the team’s offensive front back on the map.
During his first five seasons in the league, the former USC standout played in started in 79 of a possible 80 contests. It’s been a different story ever since as over the past six years, Smith has missed 32 regular-season games. He was available for only two outings in 2020 but rebounded this past year and played and started in 11 contests. And the 6’5”, 320-pound performer well enough to earn an eighth Pro Bowl invitation.
The Cowboys’ offensive front has undergone some major changes in recent years. Former Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick after the 2019 season. Earlier this year, guard Connor Williams signed a free-agent deal with the Miami Dolphins. And right tackle La’el Collins was released and latched on with the Cincinnati Bengals. Can Smith pick up where he left off a year ago and play a full season for the first time since 2015?