3. On-Field Coaching and Mentorship
When you’re coming into the NFL — or any job, for that matter — it’s always best to have someone help ease you into the new role you’ll be taking on. That way, there should be fewer issues down the road.
That wasn’t the case for Tyler Smith, who is right now working off his natural abilities at left tackle. He’s done a great job, but you can see at times that he’s had issues in pass protection. Adding Tyron Smith to the offensive line and putting him next to Tyler Smith will give the rookie a chance to see how an All-Pro left tackle operates.
The wily veteran can teach him some new tricks of the trade that the rookie hasn’t seen yet, both in his words and his play on the field.
Tyron can explain the best ways to communicate with your left guard in order to be on the same page, taking on stunts and pass-offs, something Tyler at times has had issues with.
Getting that kind of on-the-job training will be invaluable for the future left tackle for the Cowboys.