The Cowboys have known all along they needed to sign two cornerstones of their franchise at some point this year.

Even though they’ve just locked up Tyron Smith on a deal that will keep him under contract through 2023, nothing has changed the Cowboys’ approach with the other guy.

Despite rumblings and reports that Smith’s eight-year deal worth about $98 million and $40 million guaranteed will prohibit the club from signing Dez Bryant this year, that seems to be the furthest from the truth.