The Dallas Cowboys have one of the NFL's premier blindside protectors under contract for the next decade.
Since Smith had two years left on his rookie deal, he's now tethered to Dallas for the next 10 years at $109 million overall, a source tells Rapoport. Smith got a $10 million signing bonus and $40 million guaranteed.
Still just 23 years old, Smith is coming off the first of what should be a long string of Pro Bowl appearances.
"He's a freak athlete, and strong," one NFC defensive coach recently told ESPN.com's Field Yates. "He has great recovery and a great punch."
For all of the Cowboys' woes on the defensive side of the ball, Smith is poised to anchor one of the game's dominant offensive lines for the foreseeable future.