Cowboys restructure Tyron Smith's contract


The Cowboys restructured left tackle Tyron Smith's contract Wednesday, ensuring that the left tackle will return to Dallas this season.

Smith's return isn't a surprise after the team's executive vice president, Stephen Jones, told reporters that he expected the future Hall of Famer to be back.

“The biggest takeaway from our meetings was you can’t have enough of these guys," Jones told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Before Wednesday's restructuring, Smith was set to earn $13.6 million and would have counted $17.6 million against the Cowboys' salary cap in 2023. Terms of the restructure have not been disclosed, but Nick Eatman of reports that the reworked contract is "cap-friendly but has play-time incentives."

With Smith set to return, Dallas will likely have the veteran start at left tackle and will move Tyler Smith inside to left guard next season.

Earlier Wednesday, the Cowboys restructured defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence's contract, creating $8.89 million in cap space.

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