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January 03, 2014

Tyron Smith named second-team All-Pro

Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith was named to the second team All-Pro team. Last month, he earned his first Pro Bowl berth.

Smith allowed only one sack and was penalized for only one holding penalty, though the Lions declined a holding penalty against him that stopped the clock and allowed them to rally for a victory in the final seconds. The Cowboys averaged 5.3 yards per carry on 53 runs behind Smith, which was seventh-best in the NFL, according to ESPN.

Cleveland's Joe Thomas and Philadelphia's Jason Peters were the first-team All-Pro tackles. Peters allowed 6.5 sacks and was not penalized for holding. Thomas allowed 4.5 sacks and was penalized for three holding penalties. San Francisco's Joe Staley was the other second-team tackle.

Smith, 23, just completed his third season after the Cowboys spent the No. 9 overall pick on him.

The Cowboys last had first-team All-Pro offensive linemen in 2007 when Leonard Davis and Flozell Adams both were named.

The All-Pro team is chosen by 50 sportswriters, including the Star-Telegram's Charean Williams. Smith and Thomas were the two tackles listed on Williams' ballot.

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