Dallas Cowboys Surprisingly Release Linebacker

The Dallas Cowboys are moving on. The team has announced they have decided to release linebacker Jaylon Smith after several weeks of talking trade with other teams.

Smith signed a five-year deal worth $64 million back in August of 2019 and is still owed over $7 million from this deal. After he signed the deal, things just started going downhill. The team tried hard to facilitate a trade but to no avail, so cutting him became their only option.

Smith still has plenty of game left, it's going to come down to work ethic. He's only 26 years old and was a Pro Bowler in 2019. As mentioned it's been a struggle ever since. The Cowboys now head in a different direction and largely due to the fact they drafted some linebackers very high in the previous drafts.

Smith has managed to record 18 tackles in four games this season, two of them starts. He was a second round pick back in 2016 and some teams are worried his ACL injury from college is catching up to him. We now wait and see where Smith's next tackle comes from.

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