Cowboys left tackle Tyron S Smith, a Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman for over a decade, has been a strong anchor in what is sure to be a Hall of Famer career.
One football writer thinks the Steelers should send a Smith-centered package before training camp because of increasing injuries and the aging players.
“While Smith is still undeniably productive on the field—he made his eighth Pro Bowl last year despite appearing in just 11 games—his spotty availability, rising costs and readily available replacement could render him expendable. … The 31-year-old has missed 20 games over the past two campaigns and hasn’t played a full season since 2016.”
— fishsports (@fishsports) June 19, 2022
Kay continued by stating that Dallas already has Smith’s replacement in-line. The franchise might have to take the difficult pill of moving forward with rookie Tyler Smith sooner than expected.
It would make sense to add that Pittsburgh as a destination.
“By drafting Tyler Smith, the No. 24 pick this year, Dallas has its heir-apparent at left tackle in place. … The Cowboys could speed up the transition by moving on from the incumbent starter before training camp even begins. … Getting back a third-rounder for Smith would be a win for the Cowboys, and a team like the Pittsburgh Steelers should be happy to oblige. Upgrading from [Dan Moore Jr.] to Smith would be a major boon for the Steelers as they prepare for life in the post-Ben Roethlisberger era. Even if he’s not available for all 17 games, Smith’s presence would allow Moore to further develop as a backup before returning as the full-time starter in a couple years.”
Cowboys tend to be a team that wants to keep their homegrown talent for as long as possible. It might be worth trading Tyron Smith, who is already suffering from lingering back issues in OTAs.