Cowboys to pick up fifth-year option for Tyron Smith

The Dallas Cowboys have picked up a fifth-year option for Pro Bowl offensive tackle Tyron Smith.

Smith, 23,  is now under contract through the 2015 season.

The option for the 2011 first-round draft pick is worth $10.039 million.

A former ninth overall pick from USC, Smith has started all but one game in his NFL career.

Smith, 23, signed a four-year, $12.49 million contract in 2011, including a $7.58 million signing bonus.

The Cowboys would ideally like to sign Smith to a long-term contract extension.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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