NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports impending free agent LT Tyron Smith “is unlikely to return” to the Cowboys next season.
The Cowboys selected Smith with the No. 9 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The former USC Trojan has paid off in a big way for the Cowboys over the last 13 seasons, earning eight Pro Bowl nods and two First-Team All-Pro recognitions in his decorated career. Injuries have plagued Smith since 2016, as he’s yet to appear in more than 13 games over the last eight seasons. When healthy, Smith remains one of the best blindside blockers in the league, earning a PFF pass block grade of 88.6 last season. Smith will be 33-years-old at the start of next season, and should have a healthy market for teams interested in teams shoring up the left side of their offensive line.