News: BR: Tyron Smith, Cowboys Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

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    [​IMG]After three consistent years with the Dallas Cowboys, Pro Bowl offensive lineman Tyron Smith has reportedly agreed to terms on a huge deal with the team. The left tackle's deal is allegedly for eight years and $98 million, locking him up long term.

    Ian Rapoport of was the first to report the deal and numbers:


    Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News has more contract info:


    While offensive linemen are often overlooked, Smith has been sensational throughout his young career. The 2011 first-round pick has blocked Tony Romo's blind side at left tackle for the last two seasons and been solid.

    Smith has also been a workhorse throughout his career, starting in all but one game over the course of his three years with Dallas.

    Matt Miller of Bleacher Report provides his thoughts on the deal for Smith:


    Pete Prisco of CBS Sports also passes along his musings:


    At just 23 years old, it appears the Cowboys now have their left tackle for the future. With Romo now 34 years old and coming off a back injury, the importance of Smith's position is at an all-time high.

    What Smith also provides is a reliable player that will constantly line up against the best defensive linemen. With myriad issues for the Cowboys on the opposite side of the line, this shores up a spot Dallas desperately needs to remain consistent.

    On the heels of yet another 8-8 season, the Cowboys will need Romo and the offense to carry the team. Having Smith back in the fold for now and the next eight years means opportunities will certainly be created.

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