Cowboys not sure which side for Smith
April, 28, 2011 Apr 289:32PM CTEmail Print Comments4 By Todd ArcherIRVING, Texas -- Now that the Cowboys have selected offensive tackle Tyron Smith, they have to figure out what side will suit him best.
Smith started 24 games at right tackle for Southern Cal, but most teams project him as a left tackle. Doug Free replaced Flozell Adams at left tackle in 2010 and has seven games of starting experience at right tackle.
"They want me to play left," Smith said, "but whatever side they want me to play will be good."
Age and health a reason to draft Smith
April, 28, 2011 Apr 289:59PM CTEmail Print Comments8 By Calvin WatkinsIRVING -- If there was a major concern for the Cowboys regarding the offensive line, it was age and health.
Left tackle Doug Free, at 27, is the only starter under 30.
The selection of 20-year-old Tyron Smith with the ninth overall pick gives them an infusion of youth at either right or left tackle.