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Tyron Smith departing Dallas jumpstarts Cowboys’ OT need in the draft

One of the staples along the Dallas Cowboys offensive line and a likely future hall of famer is set to move on from big D. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Tyron Smith is unlikely to re-sign with Dallas this offseason and is set to sign with any NFL team.

The loss of a franchise staple at one of the most important position in the sport is going to force Dallas to reevaluate their draft boards and put more emphasis on a usually dominant position group. Though the Cowboys do have a potential replacement in last years first round pick Tyler Smith, it’s uncertain that they would want to move Smith from guard where he looked excellent during his rookie season.

On the opposite side of Tyron Smith the right tackle who signed an extension just last season, Terence Steele, struggled last season and could face challengers from the draft or in free agency.

Luckily for Dallas they enter a draft group with plenty of offensive line help. Whether they choose to bump Tyler Smith to left tackle and address the interior in the class, or look to land a left tackle in the first round, the depth of this class provides Jerry Jones & company with plenty of options.

Story originally appeared on Draft Wire