Tyler Smith was born on April 3, 2001, he is an American football offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Tulsa and was selected by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Smith grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and attended North Crowley High School. He was rated a three-star recruit and initially committed to playing college football at Abilene Christian. Smith de-committed and signed to play at Tulsa over offers from Houston, Navy, and New Mexico.
Smith redshirted the 2019 season, playing in the final four games with two starts as a true freshman. In 2020, Smith started all nine games at left tackle for Tulsa during the team’s COVID-19-shortened 2020 season and was named first-team all-American Athletic Conference (AAC). He also was named to the 2020 FWAA all-freshman team.
He started all 12 of the Golden Hurricane’s games and was named second-team All-AAC as a redshirt sophomore. Following the end of the season, he announced that he would forgo his remaining collegiate eligibility and enter the 2022 NFL Draft.
Smith was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round (24th overall) in the 2022 NFL Draft.