Now, he has what some (well, La'el Collins) are projecting to be the best unit in NFL history with four first-round picks spread across the front five.
But none of this would be possible without Smith, who has been the consummate Cowboy from Day 1. And thanks to a handy "10 things to know about Tyron Smith" list posted in the Dallas Morning News on Sunday, we might know why.
"He does crazy things in the weight room that I wish that I could do and I never will be able to do unfortunately," Frederick said, via the Morning News. "It wouldn't be unusual to see a small car."
For reference, here is a video of a man failing to bench 725 pounds. In that article, we are reminded that the average Harley Davidson motorcycle weighs about 600 pounds.
If nothing else, we should all have a new appreciation for Dallas' current anchor on the left side while never forgetting their glorious past.