Following in the footsteps of two former Cowboys Pro Football Hall of Fame players – linebacker Randy White and offensive lineman Larry Allen – Smith started individual karate lessons about two months ago and trains two to three times a week.
"They did karate to get their hands quicker and smoother," Smith said. "It’s more about hand-eye coordination. Right now, I’m trying to get our offensive line into it."
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.
Like last year, Smith also attends yoga once a week in the off-season to help him with his flexibility, balance and hip movement.