If there’s one thing the Dallas Cowboys will continue to rule, it’s headlines. And there has been nothing short of them this week.
From a blowout win in Minnesota, to a game versus the Giants for more than second place in the NFC East. And now, Jerry Jones is once again at the forefront of the headlines.
Coming on his weekly spot on 1053 The Fan in Dallas, TX, he once again revealed more to the world than what was asked.
When talking about the offensive line, Tyron Smith in particular, Jones not only revealed that he would reclaim his starting offensive tackle spot, but the plan is for rookie Tyler Smith to move inside to guard. Expected to happen sometime in December.
#DallasCowboys owner & GM Jerry Jones told @1053SS, @rjchoppy, & @BobbyBeltTX that Tyron Smith "will be our left tackle when he returns". How will Tyler Smith adjust to this change? Check out the full interview on our website!https://t.co/LXHN6UrdTK@Peyton_Russell1 pic.twitter.com/iVSVgYA9JU— 105.3 The FAN (@1053thefan) November 22, 2022
Tyler Smith has started every game at left tackle through their first 10 games and has actually played well his rookie season, considering he didn’t practice the position during training camp.
However, we did catch a few glimpses of what could come.
In the second half against the Vikings, the Cowboys pulled Smith inside and put Jason Peters outside.
Both as a way to start rotating in backups, but also to get Smith better refamiliarized with the position.
Last Sunday Jason Peters took reps at LT and rookie Tyler Smith returned to LG, you cant tell me these gentlemen don't look at home. Here are there stories….. pic.twitter.com/enPDYNZvbG— Voch Lombardi (@VochLombardi) November 22, 2022
If this really will be the Dallas Cowboys plan, they need to make the switch now.
Relegate Connor McGovern to the bench, let Peters play left tackle until Tyron gets medically cleared to play and allow the time from now until then for Smith get integrated with left guard.
It’s not a simple concept. Moving from one spot on the offensive line to another. It’s different alignment of the hips, allocating your bodyweight differently, different types of attack.
Playing tackle will require Smith to be lighter on his feet for edge rushers. While guard will require more upper body strength. The body control won’t necessarily change on contact but will shift in the direction of the block.
The Playoffs are only a few weeks away and the Dallas Cowboys are still in contention for both the division and the number one seed. They need to have everything in line.
If the Cowboys coaches intend to move Smith to guard, it needs to happen now. Not later.
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