Offensive tackles are getting rich in the NFL this offseason, with Nate Solder getting more than $15 million a year from the Giants in March and Taylor Lewan of the Titans and Jake Matthews of the Falcons getting nearly that much last week.
All of which shows what a great deal the Cowboys got when they signed Tyron Smith.
Smith’s contract, incredibly, still has six years left on it, at an average salary of $12.2 million a year. Given that Smith is 27 years old and offensive tackles often play well into their 30s, he could play out the entire length of that contract.
As Peter King noted in Football Morning in America, Smith has been graded higher than Lewan, Matthews and Solder by Pro Football Focus over the last three years,…