DALLAS -- Less than 24 hours after he was drafted last month, offensive tackle Tyron Smith was inside the Cowboys' headquarters receiving an intensive tutorial of his new team's offense.
The cram session took place on the day the NFL temporarily lifted its restrictions that had barred players from their clubs' facilities and forbidden them to meet with their coaching staffs.
But unlike the team members who visited Valley Ranch that morning and afternoon, Smith wasn't a veteran. He hadn't been a Cowboy for even a day. And yet there he was, learning the basics of the playbook from offensive line coach Hudson Houck.