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The Cowboys have extended LT Tyron Smith's contract

The Cowboys have extended LT Tyron Smith's contract. The Cowboys have extended LT Tyron Smith's contract.

The Cowboys have extended LT Tyron Smith's contract. According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, the eight-year deal, with $98 million in new money and $28 million in new guaranteed money, buys Smith for the length of two full contracts.

Now Smith isn't eligible for free agency until he's 32. It's a rare contract and it's born of some unique circumstances as well, according to sources familiar with Smith's thinking and his relationship with the Cowboys.

And while an eight-year extension might seem like the most Jerry Jones thing ever, Smith has earned it. He ranked seventh among all tackles last season, according toProFootballFocus.com and he's only 23.

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