Cowboys Take Big Step Toward Re-Signing Tyron Smith

Cowboys star offensive lineman is ready to run it back for another season.

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The Dallas Cowboys are entering a crucial offseason ahead of a championship-or-bust season. With contract extensions to key players looming and no available cap space, Jerry Jones has his work cut out for him in free agency.

One of the most important decisions awaiting the Cowboys is the future of offensive tackle Tyron Smith. The longest-tenured member of the Cowboys, the All-Pro offensive lineman wants to run it back for another season. The latest reporting suggests that he might be closer to getting his wish.

Tyron Smith and the Cowboys Closer to an Agreement

The 33-year-old and the Cowboys are reportedly meeting soon to try to come to an agreement. This would be the ideal outcome for both sides as it feels right for Smith to retire in a Cowboys uniform.

Smith was the first-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2011. He famously signed a massive but below-market contract extension with the team in 2014 for eight years and $97.6 million. He played out the entire deal without restructuring or renegotiating it due to his loyalty to Jones and the Cowboys organization.

When healthy, Smith continues to be one of the best tackles in the league. Every season he played more than ten games in the last decade, he either made Pro Bowl or All-Pro. However, he has missed 23 games over the past three seasons.

If Smith were to stay, it would likely be for a one-year deal worth around $7-8 million per year. Considering the mutual respect sides have for one another, this would hopefully get done sooner rather than later so that the Cowboys can start planning for positions of need.

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