In-season surprise: Cowboys released LB Jaylon Smith, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 6, 2021
“Why did the Cowboys release Jaylon Smith?” pic.twitter.com/TWiXYpRIGJ
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) October 6, 2021
No matter what yall think about his play and celebrations, Jaylon Smith is a good dude who overcame a lot of odds and doubts that he would ever play again. Helped a lot of minority businesses get financial assistance. He is a good businessman and will be successful
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) October 6, 2021
The Jaylon Smith play that Cowboys fans will probably remember most from his time in Dallas. At Houston, Week 5 in 2018. Fourth-and-goal from the 1 with 10 seconds left in the first half. pic.twitter.com/Ht3Our5QQQ
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 6, 2021
Cowboys still owe LB Jaylon Smith $7.2 million for this season. https://t.co/gaL9WDGDTk
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 6, 2021
Life comes at you fast…. 2 days ago Jaylon Smith was leading the pregame huddle……now he’s cut. pic.twitter.com/Ll1SpRdYxd
— DC (@DylansRawTake) October 6, 2021
Can confirm. My sources tell me the #Cowboys tried unsuccessfully to trade Jaylon Smith. “He did everything we asked him to” but ultimately the play of guys like Keanu Neal, Leighton Vander Esch and I’m told perhaps increased use now of Jabril Cox led to the move bc of ⬇️ https://t.co/2YkPjxS6Ij
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) October 6, 2021
Jaylon Smith getting released is not shocking to anyone who is a Cowboys fan
The timing is the only weird part
— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) October 6, 2021
This was probably the game Cowboys seen enough of Jaylon Smith..sheesh pic.twitter.com/cCtr8JF97R
— Breakemdown (@pettyhardaway30) October 6, 2021
The #Cowboys had a Jaylon Smith problem. His contract was guaranteed for injury in 2022.
Better to release him now than risk being on the hook for his salary.
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) October 6, 2021
Jaylon Smith after giving up a 20 yard reception but getting the tackle pic.twitter.com/HMLusjsmkn
— Dee (@Deee909) October 6, 2021
Jaylon Smith hadn't played well the last couple of years…..its a shame because he seems like a great dude and he overcame a lot….I'm glad for him personally he got a big payday…
— Matt Stepp (@Matt_Stepp817) October 6, 2021
Jaylon Smith play like me when NFL 2K was out and I was tryna play in first person pic.twitter.com/5RfFpAqotZ
— II (@SmithTheIInd) September 28, 2021
Today will be the Cowboys' first regular-season practice without Jaylon Smith since his 2016 rookie season when Smith sat out with a traumatic knee injury. For four-plus seasons, he never missed a game. Never carried an injury game status designation. Made 50 straight starts.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 6, 2021
— fishsports (@fishsports) October 6, 2021
JAYLON SMITH FROM THE TOP ROPE pic.twitter.com/1Is7XjJiHr
— David Howman (@_DH44_) September 29, 2021
Snaps by game for Jaylon Smith this season:
Week 1: 16
Week 2: 54
Week 3: 50
Week 4: 28 📉
His $9.2M base salary for 2022 was guaranteed for injury and Dallas didn't feel comfortable with that. Decide to pull the plug now.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) October 6, 2021
the first ohio state player who checked on jaylon smith after jaylon wrecked his knee in the 2016 fiesta bowl was zeke elliott pic.twitter.com/T8sIJltz64
— michael taddow (@MichaelTaddow) October 6, 2021
— Steven Smith Sr. (@ssmith3553) October 6, 2021
Jaylon Smith’s release means that they are ready for Jabril Cox to get some playing time.
— Alec Cash 🙏🏾✍🏾 (@Cashsports_23) October 6, 2021
Most likely the reason the cowboys made this decision.
Jaylon Smith contract
• 6 yr(s) / $68,421,000
Micah Parsons contract
• 4 yr(s) / $17,079,793
— America’s Team ✭ (@RoadToSix) October 6, 2021
Jaylon Smith walking in the facility today…pic.twitter.com/fqP7gUNKv3
— 𝙅𝙤𝙨𝙚 ✭ (@notjoseluis4) October 6, 2021
The Giants should 100% be calling Jaylon Smith… he played 16 games for 3 consecutive years and had 154 tackles in 2020!
Hasn’t played particularly well this season but the Giants NEED MLB help and he would be cheap on a minimum deal 💪
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) October 6, 2021
Jaylon Smith three best seasons in the NFL came playing MLB. Cowboys moved him to WLB these past two years and they have been his worst. Put him back at MLB (the position WFT needs) and he might be very good again. #WashingtonFootball
— KB 🏈 (@KBHTTR91) October 6, 2021
Teams out here releasing Stephon Gilmore and Jaylon Smith, but #WashingtonFootball is afraid to let Dustin Hopkins go.
But I digress… pic.twitter.com/kIbggQVCWb
— George Carmi (@Gcarmi21) October 6, 2021
Jaylon Smith to Washington to good not to happen. He gets revenge on Dallas and upgrades the biggest weakness on our Defense.
— Notorious Z (@DCzWall) October 6, 2021
Jaylon Smith release makes sense and makes no sense at the same time. You know?
— Will Cain (@willcain) October 6, 2021
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