Oh how sweet it is.
Tyron Smith will be serving quarterback Tony Romo and his replacement until 2023. You could argue that protecting your quarterback’s blind side is the single most important position besides quarterback.
Nothing is more vital to the the Dallas Cowboys than protecting their $108 million dollar investment ($55 million guaranteed) in Tony Romo. The contract extends to 2019, so the two will have plenty of years to huddle.
To Protect Is To Invest?
Realistically, how could the Cowboys go wrong with Tyron Smith?
Smith, who started 47 out of 48 games, was drafted in the first round at the age of 20. He couldn’t even sip champagne to celebrate. But when the left tackle out of USC turns 24 in December, you better bet champagne is on the menu.
And when his career is done, perhaps several years beyond 2023, the Cowboys could also be popping bottles as they see their investment haul in Pro Bowl time, Ring of Honor status, and even Hall of Fame whispers.
All is in reach for the multi-talented, freak of power called Tyron Smith.
A Necessary Black Hole of Madness?
If reports of Dez Bryant being angry over Smith’s contract are true, that’s strike one on Bryant. Easy. No question.
Bryant has not progressed over 95 catches in any of his four NFL seasons. The talent is obviously there. In order for the organization’s blood to flow properly without any clogs the system must perform methodically.
This starts with the offensive line.
This starts and ends with Dez Bryant being quiet, clapping for Smith, and preparing his charity tax return for the donations he plans on sending the left tackle for all the hard work and results achieved.
When Tyron Smith looks good, all within reach of him — horizontally and vertically — appear multiple times more handsome. Smith is a mirror: those who stand before him see his success in themselves. It just happens like that.
When the line performs, Dez Bryant performs. When the line performs, running backs perform. You get the idea.
The Cowboys, on both sides of the ball, rely on the success of Tony Romo’s right hand. The 2013 defense couldn’t stop an offense if it started nine men. The lack of confidence in running plays probably left DeMarco Murray so upset that he thought the only way he’ll see the ball was through Playstation.
This changes. With Tyron Smith. Right now.