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Tyron Smith gets big extension from Dallas Cowboys; Worth over $100 million

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The Cowboys have one of the NFL's best blindside protectors under contract for at least 10 years now in Tyron Smith.

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Not long after Cardinals corner Patrick Peterson became the first 1st-round pick from 2011 to sign an extension, the Dallas Cowboys have signed left tackle Tyron Smith to a massive extension.

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Smith is signing a deal that will pay him $100 million over 10 years.

The Cowboys have one of the NFL's best blindside protectors under contract for at least 10 years now. According to Pro Football Focus, Smith's +22.5 grade made him the seventh-best offensive lineman in 2013 that played in at least 60% of his team's snaps.

It's a risky deal to give to Smith. PFF gave him a grade of just -0.9 in 2012, but he did get a +19.8 grade as a rookie in 2011. Left tackles are one of the highest-paid positions in football, and this deal certainly reflects that.

The only question left remaining for Dallas in terms of new deals is that of Dez Bryant.