July 12, 2024

Tyler Guyton discusses the Dallas Cowboys selecting him in the…

Late in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys drafted Tyler Guyton with the No. 29 overall pick. Guyton, who spent two seasons at OU after starting his career at TCU, became the 49th Oklahoma player to hear his name called in the first round in the history of the NFL Draft.

Guyton was the first Oklahoma player off the board in this year’s draft and the eighth offensive tackle selected in the first round. It marks the second straight year that an Oklahoma offensive tackle has been selected in the first round.

For Guyton, who grew up a Cowboys fan, it’s a dream fit. For Dallas, the talented tackle addresses a serious need and will likely start over on the left side of the line. To talk about the next chapter of a promising career, Guyton shared his thoughts on being drafted by his dream franchise:

Guyton- “I knew it was possible when they started talking to me. I felt like it was just bound to happen and things fell into play, into perfect position, and I couldn’t ask for a better team to play for.”

Guyton- “I’ve done both. I feel like either one I’m good at and I’ll jump right into left tackle and do whatever I  can.”

On the biggest difference between playing right and left tackle:

Guyton- “There’s no bigger difference for me. I feel like it’s only flipping plays and flipping techniques. I don’t think it’ll be a hard job to do. I’m really excited for it.”

On how much conversation he had with the Cowboys before the dra4:

Guyton- “I had a lot of conversations with the Cowboys. I was really close with [offensive line coach] Mike Solari, and we chopped it up at all times that we could. A lot at the Pro Day and I kind of had a feeling that that  he was going to make me their guy.”

On what was his thoughts when the Cowboys traded back:

Guyton- “My heart dropped because I really love the Cowboys and I really love football and that was all I was dreaming for. But we got the job done.”

On replacing Tyron Smith:

Guyton- “I feel like those are big shoes to fill from such a legendary tackle, but I’m going to work my ass off to do the best that I can.”

On what made the meetings with Dallas standout at the combine:

Guyton- “I feel like that comes off of being a Dallas Cowboys fan my whole life. Walking into that meeting and  seeing that Star on these dudes’ hats. It was a full circle moment for me because I’ve been growing up  watching the Cowboys play every single Thanksgiving. And I as a young man didn’t think that was going  to be me but now it’s me. I couldn’t be more excited.”

On if he made a 30-visit with the Cowboys:

Guyton- “I didn’t make a 30-visit with the Cowboys.”

On his development of being a tackle:

Guyton- “I’ve been playing tackle for four years. I played defensive line in high school and I didn’t play tight end college, I just jumped in a couple of special packages and heavy sets, and they threw me a little pass, but  I’ve been a tackle this whole time. It was always tackle as soon as I got to college.”

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