Reporting Mike Fisher
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IRVING (105.3 THE FAN) — Cowboys tackle Tyron Smith has his hands full with this Sunday’s home-opener against Tampa Bay.
He’s got agent Joe Panos heading to New York for a Friday meeting with the NFL commissioner’s office to appeal the $15,750 fine issued to him by the NFL for an illegal horse-collar tackle in the second quarter of the Cowboys’ season-opening 24-17 win at the Giants two weeks ago. And in between, he’s trying to create something even more positive than the result of the tackle, which prevented a Giants TD.
“We’re working on using that (dollar) figure as a target for a really good cause,’’ Smith told me Wednesday. “There’s a way we can all pitch in and help people.’’
Smith, the 21-year-old budding standout, is directing Cowboys fans to raise money for Dallas-based Camp Summit. Camp Summit’s mission: to provide barrier-free outdoor experiences promoting personal growth and independence for children and adults with disabilities.
“This can make the whole experience a really positive thing,’’ Smith said.
This Friday, Smith’s agent has a date in New York. This Sunday, Smith has a date with the Buccaneers. And next Tuesday, on the players’ day off? Tyron Smith has a date at Camp Summit to participate in activities with the campers.
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