Lockout is hurdle for Cowboys rookies

The longer teams can't have contact with players, the further behind draft picks will fall

Updated: May 4, 2011, 10:19 AM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Not long after Tyron Smith finished a news conference and grabbed a bite to eat on Friday, he found himself in the middle of his first teaching session with offensive line coach/running game coordinator Hudson Houck.

Houck, Smith and one of Smith's agents, former NFL player Joe Panos, sat in the offensive line meeting room, going over the Dallas Cowboys' playbook. The grease-board session was about the basics of the Cowboys' blocking scheme and pass protections.

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