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Dallas Cowboys first-round pick Tyler Smith and other draftees have signed their rookie contracts

The Cowboys first-rounder is officially under contract, plus a few others.

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The Dallas Cowboys are holding their rookie minicamp this weekend and it offers the first opportunity for their draft picks and undrafted free agents to get to work with the team.

While the draft process itself is the most important part of bringing in new talent there is also the business side of football operations. The Cowboys addressed this on Thursday by getting fifth-round pick John Ridgeway under contract and on Friday news broke that they took care of their first-round pick.

First-rounder Tyler Smith and other draft picks have also signed their rookie contracts with the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys drafted Smith with the 24th overall pick this year and he figures to start at left guard throughout his rookie season. Additional hope is that he will slide out to left tackle as the long-term replacement for Tyron Smith.

As mentioned this is all part of the process in the NFL and Tyler Smith and Co. are now officially professionals.