On if there's an NFL player he tries to emulate:
Smith: "Basically like (New York Jets offensive lineman) D'Brickashaw Ferguson. I'm similar to him, body size, when he came out. I watched a lot of film on his style and learned from watching him. And watched a lot of Sam Baker from the (Atlanta) Falcons and learned a lot from him. What I've been doing lately is watching these guys."
More...Jerry Jones on Smith: "He's very athletic, and if we were going to go that high on an offensive lineman then I got comfortable that he was unique enough in his skills and can get better."
What Smith thinks his potential is:
Smith: "I think I have the potential to be a Pro Bowler and be a Hall of Famer."
On Smith's work ethic:
The Cowboys received rave reviews about his work ethic, and that's why Smith believes he can be great - because he's never settled for simply being good.
"It's not confidence," Smith said of his lofty goals. "It's just going to be a lot of hard work to get to that spot. And I feel confident about my hard work."
Jerry Jones on the 'wow' factor:
"A Heisman Trophy winner is a "wow" factor, so to speak," Jones said. "But I think our fans are sophisticated enough to know how important a really talented offensive lineman can be. And I think we've got one here."
And as KD posted yesterday, is he a left or right tackle?
Smith: "They want me to play left, but wherever they want me to play will be good for me."
From the motehrship:
Smith projects as a potential left tackle, but the Cowboys say they haven't picked a side for him yet. They want to evaluate him first, and Free - potentially an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year and the team's top offseason priority - did adequately man the left side in his first full season as a starter.
Hudson Houck on Smith: (from ESPN Dallas)
"The guy is going to be a great run blocker and a great pass protector," offensive line coach Hudson Houck said. "As everybody has stated before, we’re getting a little older in the offensive line and this guy gives us some opportunity and he’s a very young guy. It gives us an opportunity to be a better run team and a better pass protection team, and we’re excited about the guy."