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Rookie Tyron Smith a quick study

Penciled in as starter, Cowboys lineman getting plenty of help from coaches, teammates

Updated: August 11, 2011, 4:24 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

SAN ANTONIO -- It takes a whole village to raise a right tackle.

At least, that appears to be the case for 20-year-old rookie Tyron Smith, who was penciled into the starting lineup the second the Dallas Cowboys selected him with the ninth overall pick.

Thanks to a one-day interruption of the lockout, Smith picked up a playbook and sat down for a crash-course chalk talk with offensive line coach Hudson Houck the day after he became the first offensive lineman drafted in the first round ...

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