IRVING, Texas -- Now that the Cowboys have selected offensive tackle Tyron Smith, they have to figure out what side will suit him best.
Smith started 24 games at right tackle for Southern Cal, but most teams project him as a left tackle. Doug Free replaced Flozell Adams at left tackle in 2010 and has seven games of starting experience at right tackle.
"They want me to play left," Smith said, "but whatever side they want me to play will be good."
Offensive line coach/running game coordinator Hudson Houck said a decision has not been made.
"I think we're going to work with him before we ever line up to play games," Houck said. "We’ll see where he best fits -- left side, right side -- and we’ll see how that goes.”