Tyler Guyton salary: How much will Cowboys' first-round pick make in 2024?

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It was never a forgone conclusion which direction the Dallas Cowboys would go with their first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. An offensive lineman was always the expectation and sure enough the Cowboys selected Oklahoma offensive tackle Tyler Guyton with the No. 29 overall pick.

The Cowboys executed a brilliant trade-back with the Detroit Lions to acquire the No. 29 overall pick in round one and No. 73 overall pick in round three. They used the latter pick on Kansas State guard/tackle Cooper Beebe, who should be the starting center in 2024.

While the Cowboys' entire draft class has received positive reviews, all eyes will be on Guyton and how quickly he develops into a high-end left tackle. He had limited starts at Oklahoma but possesses all the physical tools and footwork to become Tyron Smith's successor.

How much will Tyler Guyton make in rookie season with Cowboys?

Guyton hasn't officially signed his rookie contract, but Spotrac provided an overview of what he'll earn on his rookie deal with the Cowboys.

  • Four-year, $13.155 million deal
  • $3.288 million per year
  • $6.387 million signing bonus

It's slim pickings, but by moving back five slots the Cowboys likely saved themselves over $1 million across the board with Guyton's deal. Lions first-roud pick Terrion Arnold, taken with Dallas' original No. 24 pick, will make $14.34 million over the duration of his contract, including a $7.25 million signing bonus.

Of course, the Cowboys will hope to be forced to extend Guyton by the time his fifth-year option comes due in 2028. Their current situations with Dak Prescott and CeeDee Lamb won't inspire confidence, but Dallas has historically been willing to pay offensive lineman earlier relative to other positions.

Overall, there's a lot to like about Guyton's game. On 355 pass-blocking snaps last season, Guyton didn't allow a single sack, per Pro Football Focus. In 19 career games spanning three years, he allowed just two sacks, three quarterback hits and 12 hurries.

Time will tell if Guyton was the right pick. The Cowboys' track record with first-round offensive lineman gives them the benefit of the doubt. An added bonus is that it allows them to keep All-Pro guard Tyler Smith at left guard and the Cooper Beebe pick, viewed as one of the seals of the entire draft, is just icing on the cake.

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