Cowboys Release Notre Dame Alum Jaylon Smith
Dallas has dropped former second round pick Jaylon Smith.
Kind of shocked. The Dallas Cowboys have released their former 2016 second round selection Jaylon Smith. This season he has posted seventeen tackles through three games with two starts on the season.
While I am shocked, stunned, and baffled, the writing was somewhat on the wall after Dallas drafted Micah Parsons twelfth overall out of Penn State.
It seemed as if the Cowboys would try to trade either Smith or Leighton Vander Esch after the draft and there were rumors that a deal was close to being made between Dallas and Pittsburgh in exchange for Vander Esch, but it fell through.
With Smith being released, he does leave Dallas in a bit of a pickle financially. He had five years, and nearly fifty million dollars left on his deal and since he was released, he leaves the Cowboys with sixteen and a half million dollars in dead cap over the next two seasons.
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefterIn-season surprise: Cowboys released LB Jaylon Smith, per source.
A few possible suitors could be the Washington Football Team, the Tennessee Titans, and the Green Bay Packers. These three squads need huge help at the linebacker position and Smith can play inside or on the edge.
While Smith does add depth at the linebacker position and great athleticism, he also adds veteran leadership that any squad that’s pushing to win their division could use.
Curious to see what happens with Smith.