Tyron Smith Willing To Pay The Price To Win... Literally

Cowboys' Tyron Smith is willing to pay the price to win... literally

9/12/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Blog Photo - Tyron Smith Willing To Pay The Price To Win... LiterallyVince Lombardi once said, "Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible." I'm sure money was not the price that the Hall of Fame coach was talking about, but in Dallas Cowboys' offensive tackle Tyron Smith's case, he did pay a monetary price to help earn his team a victory.

Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo threw an interception when the game was still scoreless, and Giants' linebacker Michael Boley seemed set to take it back for a touchdown - that was, until Tyron Smith's outstretched arm got a hold of Boley's back collar. The tackle resulted in a horse collar personal foul call, but the Giants were so close to the endzone that the penalty hardly made a difference. The Giants were given the ball on the one-yard line, but couldn't punch it in and settled for a field goal.

Tony Romo threw a touchdown pass to Kevin Ogletree with just over a minute remaining in the half, sending the game into halftime at 7-3 Cowboys, rather than all tied up. That psychological difference can be huge in a rivalry like this. A team can feel much more comfortable coming out of the locker room for the second half in a tie game rather than when they come out feeling like they are at a disadvantage.

Cowboys' head coach Jason Garrett addressed the play, saying, "It's a difference-making play in the ball game, to force an offense to say, 'Okay, you don't have a touchdown; you've got to score from the two-yard line."

Smith's illegal, yet game-changing play came at a cost. The NFL fined the young tackle $15,750 for the penalty, but it was a price Smith felt was well worth it. "It was a way to help my team out," Smith reasoned. "If you care about the money that much, you're playing for the money. I'm playing because I want to."
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9/13/12   |   revmyronholmes   |   1 respect

I can respect what Tyron Smith said because if its about the money then he wouldn't have put forth as much effort to save a touchdown yet in the process he got a penalty that put the Giants on the one yard line but the Dallas D came thru and the Giants walked away with three points. And let's not be crazy here we do know its about the money as well but football is not a game of pitty pat and from time to time you are going to get some infractions either intentionally or unintentionally so I say DO THE DANG THANG BIG D!!!!!!

9/13/12   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

If he doesn't care about the fine, it sounds like they need to fine him a little more until he gets the message.

9/12/12   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

That's the Cowboy way, win at all costs. You think A-Rod trying to slap the ball out of Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo's glove was bush league? Take a look back at Drew Pearson pushing Vikings defensive back Nate Wright to the ground to catch Roger Staubach's so-called Hail Mary in 1975. Worst. Team. Ever. Though the Jets are climbing the charts.