Cowboys take OT Tyron Smith at No. 9

Updated: April 29, 2011, 11:19 AM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- As the seconds ticked off the clock, Jerry Jones did something Thursday he had never done since becoming the Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager. He passed in a name of an offensive lineman with the team's first-round pick.

Southern Cal's Tyron Smith became the first offensive lineman to be picked by the Cowboys in the first round since Tom Landry and Tex Schramm selected Howard Richards with the 26th pick in 1981.

The Cowboys made no secret of their desire to ...

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