Dec 23, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys tackle Tyron Smith (77) prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Cowboys expect tackle Tyron Smith to be with the team in 2023
While it remains possible that the Dallas Cowboys rework his contract, COO Stephen Jones fully expects that the team will retain eight-time Pro Bowl tackle Tyron Smith, per ESPN’s Todd Archer.
The 32-year-old missed the first 13 games of the 2022 season while nursing knee and hamstring injuries suffered during training camp. Smith was drafted No. 9 overall by the Cowboys in 2011, and has anchored a mostly excellent offensive front for Dallas since.
Jones reiterated that the franchise is “comfortable” where Smith’s contract currently stands. Smith is set to make $13.6 million in 2023, but Jones mentioned that the Cowboys “always do reworks and things of that nature” and anticipated that it “might come up with him.”
Smith has twice been named an All-Pro, but has missed more than 30 games over the past three seasons due to injury. By all accounts, Tyron Smith is still considered an excellent asset when he is on the field – and the Cowboys clearly see him the same way.