The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Smith is the youngest player in the entire draft class. A starter for two years, he is likely to step in as the right tackle and be groomed to take over on the left side.
Dallas hadn't picked an offensive lineman in the first round since 1981, when the Tom Landry-Tex Schramm leadership took Howard Richards at No. 26. He didn't pan out, and neither have most of the linemen Jones' Cowboys have taken in the early rounds in recent years.