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NFL: Jerry Jones Admits Dallas ‘Will Pay A Price’ For Starting Rookie Tackle Tyler Smith

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has admitted that while he has confidence in Tyler Smith in the first round of 2022, he expects the team to “pay a price” for starting the rookie.

Dallas fielded No. 24 Smith overall from Tulsa, and he had originally fought to be the Cowboy’s starting left guard, before going to work.

With veteran Tyron Smith missing months of the season due to injury, it now looks like the rookie will be taking his place for the foreseeable future.

 

Jerry Jones (right) sits next to Tyler Smith during his introductory press conference

Jerry Jones (right) sits next to Tyler Smith during his introductory press conference

“It has everything we hoped for and more when we drafted it. That’s exactly what we set him up for, to come in and be the left tackle. So he had a really excellent camp, everything is there. Do I wish we had Tyron? Yes,” Jones continued 105.3 The Dallas Fan.

‘Shall we get Tyron back? plausible. But in the meantime, he comes in and between now and then he goes to get a PhD from Harvard in playing left tackle. Shall we pay a price for it? Yes. Can we win if he pays a price? I think so.’

While Dallas is poised to start the season with Smith on the left, they have been linked with veteran free agent Jason Peters. They were also reportedly interested in trading offensive equipment to Chuma Edoga, who was recently claimed from waivers by the Atlanta Falcons after being released by the Jets.

Tyron Smith underwent surgery that will keep him out until at least December, if not longer

Tyron Smith underwent surgery that will keep him out until at least December, if not longer

Whether the Cowboys ultimately decide to sign Peters or bring in another lineman in general remains to be seen, but for now, Jones is optimistic that his rookie will get the job done.

“Well, I think Tyler is going to get his husband. He’s going to get his man and I think he’ll do well,” Jones said.

‘Isn’t he going to get it all the time? Yes. We need someone to help him, we need to keep some out, to keep some out of the offense, you need to kind of get it out of the way and help him. But I think he will get his man, I think he will get better. I think that’s the nature of the position and the football.’

The Cowboys are rumored to be interested in signing veteran tackle Jason Peters

The Cowboys are rumored to be interested in signing veteran tackle Jason Peters

Source: Dailymail

 

 

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