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Dallas Cowboys Re-signing Tyron Smith a Great Move For Tony Romo

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The Dallas Cowboys didn’t feel sorry for themselves after losing rookie Demarcus Lawrence on Tuesday. Instead, the team extended tackle Tyron Smith with an eight-year, $110 million deal on Wednesday. He will be a pivotal part of the Cowboys’ future. The signing was brilliant, because it locks up the team’s young stud while providing comfort and stability to the offense. 

The biggest fan of this signing should be Tony Romo. He has made it known that he wants to play for another five seasons. As he gets older he won’t be able to be as elusive as he has proven to be in the past. With Smith protecting his blindside and fellow young offensive linemen Zack Martin and Travis Frederick walling off defenders, Romo’s goal seems very believable.

Smith has proven himself on the field with both his physical production and his mental capacity. When the team invests this type of money in a player there is no doubt that they believe in everything he does. He carries himself in the right fashion. He’s not a talker; he’s a do-er. He knew this type of deal would get done as long as he put his head down, did his job and produced.

The other big name on the roster looking for an extension is Dez Bryant. The outspoken receiver has been relatively quiet about his contract. He feels like he should be paid as a top-level WR but has let his agent do the work on that end. He’s been taking a page out of Smith’s book. He’s been doing extra work after practice, as well as teaching and offering leadership to his fellow position mates.

Dallas continues to make good decisions in the draft and free agency. They have built a strong foundation for the future. If they plan to break out of this mediocre funk they are in it will be with more wise choices like this.

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