December 17, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; Dallas Cowboys tackle Tyron Smith (77) during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Dallas Cowboys defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-15. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Cowboys chose a name that was not so recognizable with the 9th pick of the 2011 NFL draft. That year, the Cowboys took Tyron Smith, tackle out of USC. He clearly has been a successful pick, as he has started every game except for one since he has been a part of the NFL.
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