NFL Top 100 Players Features Cowboys’ Smith, Martin

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America’s team is having a field day on NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2019 with eight total picks. The Dallas Cowboys locked down offensive guard Zack Martin and tackle Tyron Smith at the 59th and 52nd ranked players, respectively. There are two more Dallas players to be revealed at the conclusion of the “60-51” episode.

Cornerback Byron Jones was the first one off the list at 97th, followed by linebacker Leighton Vander Esch at 74th, wide receiver Amari Cooper at 64th, and middle linebacker Jaylon Smith at 61st.

Zack Martin — 59th

Zack Martin is the only offensive guard on the Top 100 list. He is one huge piece of potentially one of the best offensive lines in the league when healthy.

The sixth year player will continuously be considered an All-Pro candidate. He is a leader for the Cowboys’ offensive line and is a key contributor in the run game and pass protection. When watching him block in any situation, it’s easy to see he was a first round pick. He did just that in the 2014 draft out of Notre Dame.

With the Irish, Martin played in all 13 games in 2010 and 2011. He was a team captain in 2012 and the team went undefeated that year. He played for the Irish in their loss to Alabama in the 2013 National Championship game.

He has been a Pro Bowler in his first five seasons. He could be one of a short list of linemen to make the Pro Bowl in their first six seasons.

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Tyron Smith — 52nd

Left tackle Tyron Smith checks in at the 52nd spot on the list. The USC product is happy to work in an offensive line that features Travis Frederick and Martin. Without question, this group is elite when everyone is on the field.

In the first six years of Smith’s career, he played in all but one game. He has missed a total of nine games in the last three years. So health is somewhat of a concern for Smith, but when he is on the field he is a force to be reckoned with.

He will make $10 million in 2019-2020.

NFL Network premieres a new episode each day for the next five days with 10 players at a time. Tomorrow’s episode will feature Top 100 players, 50-41 and starts at 9 p.m. ET.

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