Tyron Smith Leaves Cowboys Reunion Door Open in Goodbye Message

After joining the New York Jets last week, veteran LT Tyron Smith has left the door open regarding a potential Dallas Cowboys reunion in the future.
Tyron Smith hasn't closed to door to a possible Cowboys reunion down the road.
Tyron Smith hasn't closed to door to a possible Cowboys reunion down the road. / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys have seen several familiar faces walk out the door this offseason, including long-time starting tackle Tyron Smith. The former ninth overall selection of the 2011 NFL Draft, Smith joined the New York Jets on a one-year deal following 13 productive seasons in Big D.

But even though he won't be donning the iconic blue star going forward, Cowboys fans may not have seen the last of the 33-year-old just yet. Judging by a goodbye message he posted on his Instagram page, it seems more than likely that Smith will return to Dallas one day.

Cowboys News: Tyron Smith Leaves Door Open for Dallas Return

On Monday, Smith penned a letter to Cowboys Nation, thanking the fanbase for their support over the last 13 years. He didn't hesitate that there were a lot of "ups and downs" throughout his tenure, but he's grateful that the fans had his back no matter what.

Smith goes on to mention how he "loved being a Cowboy" and seemingly leaves the door open to a return, ending his letter by saying, "Until we meet again..."

"Cowboy Nation — thank you for everything. While I'm excited for this next chapter of my football career, part of my heart will forever be left in Texas. Until we meet again..."

Tyron Smith

departureWhether he plays another season in Dallas or not, there's no denying that Smith is one of the greatest offensive linemen to put on a Cowboys jersey. He was the longest-serving player until his departure and earned plenty of accolades during his time with the franchise, including five All-Pro and eight Pro Bowl appearances since 2013.

Zack Martin, who was drafted 16th overall in 2014, has now been with the Cowboys longer than anyone else on the roster.

The official Cowboys website even posted Smith's goodbye letter, making it clear that there wasn't any love lost by his departure. At the end of the day, the NFL is a business and Smith did what was right by him, regardless of how much it'll hurt to see him in another uniform. Besides, the team site even alludes to the veteran blocker signing a one-day deal to retire as a Cowboy whenever he decides to hang up his cleats.

Being without Smith will sting for a bit, but the good news is that Dallas' outlook still looks promising in his absence. As the second week of free agency continues, the Cowboys are tied for the fifth-best Super Bowl 59 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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