• Tyler Smith’s approach to self-improvement has fortified more than Cowboys’ offensive line
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    Tyler Smith’s approach to self-improvement has fortified more than Cowboys’ offensive line

    FRISCO — After his first NFL start, Tyler Smith identified a key area of needed improvement. He wanted to be faster out of his stance at the snap. That goal became a point of emphasis for the Cowboys’ rookie left tackle, something he discussed with coaches and teammates and stressed in practices after the Sept. 11 season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Smith is physical. He is athletic. Those tools are not accessible if spotting a defender too much time at a play’s start. “Speed off the ball is going to help tremendously,” Smith said at his locker last week. “Being confident in the cadence, being confident in getting…

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