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Report: Cowboys Won’t Tender FB Keith Smith, Still Wish He Returns

The have an incredibly important decision to make about , as they consider placing a second or tender on the impactful . While they consider the future of Irving, ESPN's Todd Archer is reporting that their minds have already been made about fellow restricted , .

The Cowboys will not place a tender on Smith, although they do wish to have him back in Dallas for the . The low tender is estimated to be about $1.9 million, which is still a respectable number for a fullback in today's NFL.

Keith Smith has proven to be a valuable part of the Cowboys since converting from prior to the . The departure of left Dallas without a fullback, but Smith has filled in nicely the past two seasons.

Keith Smith was also second on the team in tackles in 2017, finishing with 10. Smith also forced two fumbles on special teams last season. Clearly, Keith Smith is of value to the Cowboys moving forward, but the smart move to make money-wise is to not place a tender on him prior to .

The Cowboys seem to be one of the few remaining teams which use a fullback with any type of consistency in today's league, but even they only played Keith Smith on 12% of the snaps last season. Regardless, the Cowboys do wish to have Keith Smith on the roster come .

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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