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.