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Jaylon Smith

23-Year-Old Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys

2017 Defensive Stats

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2018 Defensive Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

A brutal knee injury involving nerve damage threw Smith's career into some question about 2.5 years ago, but his performance last year gives hope that he will prove Dallas right for gambling on him in...

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2018 ADP:  241.33

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  8

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 240   DOB: 6/14/1995  College: Notre Dame  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jaylon Smith Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $6.49 million contract with the Cowboys in May of 2016.

May 16, 2018  –  Jaylon Smith News

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Smith hopes to play without a knee brace during the 2018 season, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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Jaylon Smith NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2013 18 CFB 13 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2014 19 CFB 13 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2015 20 CFB 13 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2017 22 DAL 16 81 50 31 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jaylon Smith – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

578

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Jaylon Smith was on the field for 578 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Jaylon Smith was on the field for 10 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015
2017 578 10
Jaylon Smith 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 NYG 36 0 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Den 68 0 10 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Ari 54 0 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 LAR 69 9 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 GB 33 0 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @SF 32 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Was 17 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 KC 17 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Atl 50 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Phi 36 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 LAC 38 0 8 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Was 44 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @NYG 30 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Oak 22 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Sea 14 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Phi 18 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jaylon Smith
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   240 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.67 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
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Arm Length:   33.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.50 in
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Vertical Jump
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Dallas Cowboys Team Injury Report
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Jaylon Smith: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Smith is no longer wearing an AFO brace on his drop foot, Clarence Hill Jr. of The Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Smith may shift to strong-side linebacker in the Cowboys' base defense after the team used a first-round pick on Boise State product Leighton Vander Esch, Kristi Scales of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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Smith could serve as a full-time middle linebacker for the Cowboys during the upcoming season, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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Smith finished the regular season with 81 tackles (50 solo), two passes defended, two forced fumbles and a sack in 16 games.

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Smith recorded a team-high eight tackles in Thursday's 28-6 loss to the Chargers.

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Smith had three tackles (two solo), one sack and a forced fumble Sunday against the 49ers.

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Smith is expected to settle into a reserve role Sunday against the 49ers with fellow linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) on track to return from a two-game absence, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

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Smith racked up a team-high 10 tackles in Sunday's 35-30 loss to the Rams.

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Smith recorded a team-high 10 tackles in Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Broncos.

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2017

It's anyone's guess whether Smith actually plays this year, and in the event that he does, it's fair to wonder if he'll be healthy enough to stay on the field. The talented Notre Dame product was on track for a place in the first 10 picks of the 2016 draft before a profoundly bad knee injury tore ligaments and caused nerve damage, but going into the summer there has only been optimism surrounding his recovery. If he's able, he will likely start at middle linebacker, which would give him a considerable ceiling to offset the subterranean floor.

2016

A devastating knee injury that included nerve damage ended a fantastic college career for Smith and took him out of a possible top five draft spot, but the Cowboys were comfortable enough with the risks involved that they selected him early in the second round anyway. It'll be a long hard road to recovery for the linebacker, with no guarantee at the end that he'll be able to return to form, but if he does the Cowboys will have a dynamic, game-changing player in the middle of their defense. Don't expect to see him on the field in 2016, though.