Dallas Cowboys LT Tyron Smith adding weight, taking karate lessons this off-season
Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 10, 2013
Tyron Smith is following in the footsteps of former Cowboys stars Randy White and Larry Allen by adding karate into his offseason regimen. Smith said three other Cowboys offensive linemen are also taking individual karate lessons this off-season: guards Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau and his good friend, tackle Jermey Parnell. The Dallas Cowboys’ best offensive lineman is working hard this off-season to get even better. Like last year, Smith also attends yoga once a week in the off-season to help him with his flexibility, balance and hip movement. Smith said there’s more of a comfort level now under second-year offensive line coach Bill Callahan, and the offensive linemen have used the position meetings to review and improve this off-season instead of adapting to a new style. He takes classes a few times a week in hopes of improving his hand-eye coordination, something he has also recommended to fellow offensive linemen Nate Livings, Mackenzy Bernadeau and Jermey Parnell.