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Dallas Cowboys Sign Tyron Smith To 8-Year Extension

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Cowboys RumorsThe Dallas Cowboys have signed offensive left tackle Tyron Smith to an 8-year extension worth up to $110 million with $40 million in guaranteed money, along with a $10 million signing bonus.

As the Cowboys recently picked up Smith’s 5th year option, this contract extension will keep Smith in Dallas until 2023. The Cowboys view Smith as a cornerstone for their future, and this extension proves that.

“Late last week, the Cowboys approached me with a deal I told my agents I wanted to sign,” Smith said in a statement released through his marketing firm. “My agents explained the pros and cons of this deal versus one that may be shorter term and/or higher guarantee. After careful consideration, I decided this long term deal was exactly what I wanted.”

Smith went on to say, “”Over the past three years, the Cowboys organization and Jones Family have helped me through trying times and I felt this was my opportunity to return the gratitude. I am beyond grateful for the Cowboys staff, my teammates, and the fans, and wanted to ensure I was locked in as a ‘Cowboy for Life.’ I want to thank everyone for their support and look forward to having a star on my helmet for the remainder of my career.”

Head Coach Jason Garrett had this to say of Smith, ” “He’s just been everything we’ve wanted to build this program and this team around. He was really a young player, who we put in really on minute one of day one and he’s everything that we thought he would be, both physically, intangibly and just as a person.

His work ethic is fantastic. His mental and physical toughness are as good as I’ve been around. He just continues to grow and develop as a player. Technically he’s getting better. He’s getting bigger and stronger. And he’s just tough, competitive. He’s what you want on your football team at a really, really important position.”

It certainly seems as though the Cowboys and Tyron Smith are good for each other, and it is nice to see a player who loves what he does and the team he does it for locked up with them for so long.

 

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