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Cowboys sign first-round pick Tyler Guyton, rookie contract details revealed

Nikki Chavanelleby:Nikki Chavanelle05/10/24


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The Dallas Cowboys have officially signed first-round pick Tyler Guyton to his rookie deal. The former Oklahoma tackle signed a four-year deal that includes a signing bonus of $6.3 million. In total, Guyton’s contract is for $13.1 million, which is fully guaranteed.

As a first-round draft pick, Guyton’s rookie contract includes a fifth-year option for the Cowboys. They could keep him through the 2028 season if they pick up the option after his third season.

Dallas drafted Guyton with the No. 29 overall pick in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft after trading down from No. 24. By moving down, the Cowboys picked up an extra third-round selection, which they used to grab guard/center Cooper Beebe – another potential starting lineman.

Big shoes to fill for Guyton at left tackle

Dallas has had plenty of success with offensive linemen, especially those taken in the first round in recent years, but perhaps none more revered than left tackle Tyron Smith. Smith’s shoes are the ones Guyton will attempt to fill.

“I was a big Tyron Smith fan my whole life because he plays for my team,” Guyton said. “He plays for my favorite team and once I started playing the offensive line position, knowing that he’s one of the best to ever do it, was kind of amazing for me.” 

The veteran lineman is gone now – signed to the Jets – but whether Guyton plays left tackle or right tackle, he’ll have top-shelf guards to help him along in Tyler Smith and Zach Martin. Smith is just a year removed from doing what the former Oklahoma star will attempt to do, which is start at left tackle in Year 1.

“That was the most exciting thing for me, honestly,” Guyton said of playing beside Tyler Smith. “I get a guard that’s a dog. I love how he plays. Love how we’re in the same situation as him last year and I feel like we’re going to thrive together. I love his nasty edge and his ferocious mentality and hopefully, I can piggyback off of him.”

Guyton hasn’t yet sat down with Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, but the two will get to work together shortly. The Dallas offensive line allowed a five-year high of 39 sacks on Prescott last season but with their new first-rounder in the mix, they could see massive improvement soon.

“I can’t wait to really dive into it and be a part of this team and block for Dak,” Guyton said. “I think Dak is an amazing quarterback, and we have big things in store.”