Oxnard, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys and offensive tackle Tyron Smith have agreed to a contract extension.
According to the Cowboys' website, the deal is for eight years and worth $97.6 million. It includes $40 million guaranteed and a $10 million signing bonus. Combined with the final two years of his rookie deal, the overall package is now worth $109 million. He will be under contract through 2023.
"He's just been everything we wanted to build this program and this team around," said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on Wednesday.
Smith is entering his fourth season with the Cowboys, who selected the Southern California product with the ninth overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.
In his first three seasons, Smith has started each of the 47 games he has played. He missed one contest in 2012.