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08:05 AM ET 06.14 | Say what you will about Jerry Jones' management of Dallas' personnel, but Tyron Smith appears to be a home run of a draft pick. Let's just call it like it is: Tyron Smith is the most talented football player on the [Cowboys]. ... [Tony Romo] should enjoy the best protection he has ever had since he became the full-time starter in 2007. Smith is 21 with a full season of experience as an NFL starting right tackle. Smith is one of the few guys who not only managed to look like a monster in college, but does so at the pros. He is the biggest of the big. He is 6-foot-5, 310 pounds and he told me that he wants to hit 320 pounds. Smith is now the left tackle, and the way things are lining up we are looking at a man who, physically, could be a Jackie Slater type.

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June 14, 2012  08:17 AM ET

If Free returns to what he was at right tackle and we get improved play in the middle, the line might just be alright.

If Murray returns to full health, he could be set for a monster season.



If wishes were horses...

June 14, 2012  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If wishes were horses...

for a long time now JJ has been delivering the wrong end of the horse to the fans.

June 14, 2012  08:26 AM ET

gotta' have line on both sides of the ball

tis amazing what can happen when the lines actually work ... but this is the Cowboys and JJ just loves the "position" players ... kind of a shame he lacks that basic understanding since he knows how it works

June 14, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Cowboys-Giants, first game of the season, Wednesday (WTF?) September 5th.

June 14, 2012  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

gotta' have line on both sides of the ball tis amazing what can happen when the lines actually work ... but this is the Cowboys and JJ just loves the "position" players ... kind of a shame he lacks that basic understanding since he knows how it works

the shame is that he is still GM. <beats a dead horse>

June 14, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Okay ... you have 1 superstar at left tackle, a hopefully resurgent Free at Right tackle. The middle of the line is still a disaster. Calahan has his work cut out for him.

June 14, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Garrett cant fix all the crappy personel in 2 seasons ... he just cant. There arent enough high draft picks. WE needs to hit on some of these lower round guys and Free Agents. Like the kid from Prarie View.

June 14, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

the shame is that he is still GM. <beats a dead horse>

I miss the dead horse ...

in best Charles Heston voice ...

damn you mods ... damn you all to hell ...

:) ... waits for comment deletion

June 14, 2012  08:38 AM ET
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Garrett cant fix all the crappy personel in 2 seasons ... he just cant. There arent enough high draft picks. WE needs to hit on some of these lower round guys and Free Agents. Like the kid from Prarie View.

Garrett ... hmmmmm ... me thinks he's not the issue ... nor the answer

June 14, 2012  08:47 AM ET

It will be interesting to see how it all plays out this year. Their defensive secondary will be a hundred times better with Claiborne.

June 14, 2012  08:50 AM ET

The Cowboys are going no where. Another year of big hype and no production.

June 14, 2012  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Garrett ... hmmmmm ... me thinks he's not the issue ... nor the answer

Definitely not the answer, but by doing JJ's bidding, he's found a measure of job security.

June 14, 2012  08:57 AM ET

kinda like being the skinniest kid at fat camp

June 14, 2012  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Cowboys-Giants, first game of the season, Wednesday (WTF?) September 5th.

NFL didn't want to butt heads with the riveting acceptance speech by the Democratic nominee for President.

June 14, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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NFL didn't want to butt heads with the riveting acceptance speech by the Democratic nominee for President.

LOL! Buttheads and President in the same sentence. Nice O!!!

June 14, 2012  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

NFL didn't want to butt heads with the riveting acceptance speech by the Democratic nominee for President.

That slot should be reserved for a Jets/Miami game. Must see comedy TV.

June 14, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

NFL didn't want to butt heads with the riveting acceptance speech by the Democratic nominee for President.

LOL! Buttheads and President in the same sentence. Nice O!!!

June 14, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

NFL didn't want to butt heads with the riveting acceptance speech by the Democratic nominee for President.

Well, I'm glad I didn't have to choose which to watch. I can't wait to see who the Democrats will select.

I'm with bin Laden on this one. I really hope they go with Joe Biden.

[writes on calendar for Thursday, September 6: rearrange sock drawer.]

 
June 14, 2012  09:26 AM ET

If he wants to add weight, i'm sure Rob Ryan can ask his brother for advice to give to Tyron.

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