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Tyron Smith will join next player-run workouts

6/20/2011

First-round pick Tyron Smith will join his new Cowboys teammates for the next round of player-run workouts, his agent said.

Smith, an offensive tackle from USC selected with the ninth overall pick, reached out to Tony Romo to get information about the workouts at an undisclosed location.

"Tyron has been in touch with Tony and he'll be there for the next workouts," agent Joe Panos said.

Smith, the only offensive lineman drafted in the first round by the Cowboys in the Jerry Jones era, is penciled in as an immediate starter at right tackle. The Cowboys believe that the 6-foot-5, 309-pound Smith has the athleticism to potentially be a long-term solution at left tackle.

Panos, who spent seven seasons as an offensive guard with the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills, has been preparing Smith with a rigorous workout program that includes strength and conditioning, field drills and film/playbook study.

We'll get into the details of Smith's workout program on the blog Tuesday.