Smith
Jaylon Smith
Jaylon Smith
Jaylon Smith
Jaylon Smith
23-Year-Old LB
2017 Defensive Stats
2018 Defensive Projections
TCKL
81
SACKS
1.0
INT
-
FF
2
TD
-
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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 the second round of the 2016 draft. Smith was eased into the lineup last... read more
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 the second round of the 2016 draft. Smith was eased into the lineup last year playing 578 snaps, but his 81 tackles were a high total for that workload. While it can't be assumed that he'll take on a true three-down role, especially after the first-round selection of Leighton Vander-Esch, Smith should still hit triple-digit tackles if he approaches 800 snaps.
HT: 6'2"   WT: 240 lbs.   DOB: 6/14/1995   College: Notre Dame   Drafted: 2nd Rd, #3 Overall in 2016Show Contract
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Jaylon Smith Contract Info:
Signed a four-year, $6.49 million contract with the Cowboys in May of 2016.
Wants to ditch brace in 2018
LBDallas Cowboys
May 16, 2018
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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2017 Depth Chart Status
Jaylon Smith is not listed on the Dallas Cowboys depth Chart.
Snap Counts
  • 2017 Defensive Snaps:
    578
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    10
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
2017
578
10
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other LBs)

Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   240 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.67 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   33.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.50 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   0 in
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Broad Jump:   0 in
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Bench Press:   0 reps
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Dallas Cowboys Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Jaylon Smith 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Jaylon Smith 2017 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Jaylon Smith 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Wants to ditch brace in 2018
LBDallas Cowboys
May 16, 2018
Smith hopes to play without a knee brace during the 2018 season, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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No longer wearing foot brace
LBDallas Cowboys
May 11, 2018
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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Could shift to strong side
LBDallas Cowboys
May 9, 2018
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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Could start inside
LBDallas Cowboys
April 11, 2018
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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Puts together solid rookie season
LBDallas Cowboys
January 7, 2018
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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