Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was in attendance for the USC Trojans Pro Day. Accompanying Garrett was offensive line coach and former USC assistant coach Hudson Houck.
Obvious speculation leads people to believe that Garrett and Houck were present to get an up close look at USC stud left tackle Tyron Smith who is a projected top 10 pick. Dallas holds the ninth overall pick in the draft and multiple draft experts have Smith going to the ‘Boys in their mock drafts.
According to Sports Illustrated:
Junior Tyron Smith turned in some terrific marks at USC’s pro-day. Tipping the scales at 310 pounds, three more than his combine weight, Smith ran 40 times which ranged in the mid-to-upper 4.9-second area. Some clocks had the big offensive tackle as fast as 4.92. Those marks were far superior to any offensive tackle that ran in Indianapolis. His 30-inch vertical jump and 9-foot, 2-inch broad jump also rank in the upper echelon of marks from the offensive tackle class at the combine. Smith improved his bench press by completing 31 reps, up two from the combine. Sources said he looked terrific in position drills, displaying good movement skills and solid footwork.
The more information that comes out, the more likely it seems that Dallas will be selecting Smith with their first round pick.