Jerry Jones Compares New Dallas Cowboys Draftee to This Old Hall Of Famer

Published 05/30/2022, 10:00 AM EDT
FRISCO, TEXAS – JANUARY 08: Team owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys talks with the media during a press conference at the Ford Center at The Star on January 08, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Even before hitting the field properly, presumptive Offensive Guard Tyler Smith has already started winning the hearts of Cowboys’ management. The Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones compared the new hunk of a man to the Hall of Famer Larry Allen in terms of strength and physique. The 6-foot-5, 324-pound Smith stands out from other players in various aspects, including his skills and “raw play” on the ground, which can be used to their advantage in the future.

Tyler smith got selected by the cowboys in the 2022 NFL draft exhausting their 24th overall pick. And it seems they have made a fantastic move choosing the former Tulsa tackle. The 21-year-old received widespread appreciation since the first day he entered the Cowboys locker room. The maturity and potential that he displayed in the past during his college tenure will help the Cowboys offensive line.

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Moreover, quarterback Dak Prescott seems to have attached to the new joinee by inviting him to various Charity events. Recently, Jones was present at the AT&T stadium to promote a Mexico-Nigeria soccer match.

That’s when the businessman took the podium as an opportunity to compare Smith to the legendary Guard Larry Allen and hoped to see him in a long run. However, he affirmed that the comparison was based on his physical attributes and strength, but not as an overall player.

“Not as a player, I’m not saying that,” Jerry Jones said. “But he is strong. We are pleased,” he added. Smith was more than happy to hear the news and be compared with a Hall of Famer. “I’m a younger guy, so Larry Allen is before my time. But I caught on,” Smith said. “Larry Allen wore that number, and I’ve seen a lot of the adversity he went through early in his life, and I feel like I resonate with a lot of that. It means a lot to be able to wear that and carry on that legacy,” Smith vowed to embrace the legacy of his predecessor.

Apart from Jerry Jones, Cowboys’ COO and Vice President heaped praises for the youngster

In the wake of Tyron Smith’s potential retirement to leave the business for the Cowboys soon, Tyler Smith’s entry will prove to be a boon for the management. The front office acknowledged the fact and vowed to mold him as a better player for the future.

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“We think he (Tyler Smith) can be our left tackle for a long time at some point in time,” Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones said. “Obviously, we’ve got the best in the business now in Tyron Smith. But at some point, (with) his ability, we really believe he could be a top, top left tackle,” he added.

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Similarly, Cowboys’ vice president of player personnel, Will McClay, endorsed the statements and clarified why the management went after him. “The No. 1 thing is, he’s a big, athletic, physical man that’s going to play in a big, athletic, physical league, and that’s what we liked about him,” he said. With so much hype created, it will be exciting to see if the youngster can live up to the expectations of both fans and the franchise.

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Deepesh Nair

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Deepesh Nair is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Having started his career in journalism as a trending news writer, he has published around 500 articles for various media portals. Although Deepesh comes from a Computer Science background, his fondness for writing has persuaded him to create his career in it.

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