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October 19, 2013

Tyron Smith has found a comfort level at LT, his second season playing the position

Tyron Smith quietly is having his best season. He credits a few things for that, including the addition of veteran guard Brian Waters.

"It's experience and getting help where I can and having Brian Waters here and he helps us have the right mindset going into every game and lets us know some of the things we can look out for every game," Smith said.

Smith has allowed only one sack, according to STATS, with one hold and two false starts.

"He’s playing good," Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said. "Obviously I’m not studying him every day like the offensive line coach and stuff, but he’s doing a good job, and he’s having a good season, and he’s coming along. He’s developed quite a bit since he’s gotten here, and it’s exciting to see."

Smith, the No. 9 overall pick in 2011, played right tackle his rookie season. He and Doug Free switched sides last season, which was Smith's first ever playing left tackle.

"I feel more comfortable being at left tackle now," Smith said. "It’s kind of second nature now. Just kind of focus on what I have to do on the field instead of working on my technique."

Smith said the day he was drafted that he wanted to become a Pro Bowl player. It appears he's headed that way.

"Just kind of having my own goals set for me," Smith said of expectations. "Just always having high standard for myself so I can have something to reach for."

-- Charean Williams

 

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