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Jaylon Smith

22-Year-Old Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys

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2017 Fantasy Football 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 t...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 245   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 contract with the Cowboys in May of 2016.

July 21, 2017  –  Jaylon Smith News

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Smith underwent testing on his knee prior to the start of this week's rookie camp that showed further regeneration of the nerves, Brandon George 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 Proj 22 DAL Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Jaylon Smith

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jaylon Smith – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Inside Linebacker

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Defensive Snaps in 2016

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

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Jaylon Smith 2016 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
2 @Was
3 Chi
4 @SF
5 Cin
6 @GB
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Phi
9 @Cle
10 @Pit
11 Bal
12 Was
13 @Min
14 @NYG
15 TB
16 Det
17 @Phi

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"
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Weight:   245 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.67 sec
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Arm Length:   33.00 in
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Hand Length:   9.50 in
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Dallas Cowboys Team Injury Report
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Jaylon Smith: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Smith (knee) participated in the Cowboys' rookie camp Wednesday, SportsDay's Kate Hairopoulos reports.

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Smith (knee) has progressed to being able to "pull his little toe up and down", Jeff Sullivan of the Cowboys' official site reports. "I hoped he'd be where he is right now 12 months ago, so I feel really good about how he's done and how he's going to do," said Cowboys director of rehabilitation Britt Brown.

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Smith (knee) will take part in the Cowboys' OTAs beginning Tuesday but is not expected to participate on consecutive days, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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Smith (knee) will have his on-field activities limited during the Cowboys' rookie minicamp, Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram reports. "He's going to do the veteran stuff on the field on Tuesday and Thursday, so I don't anticipate him doing a lot on the field over the weekend," head coach Jason Garrett said Sunday. "But he'll go through the meetings and the walk-throughs [during the three-day minicamp]."

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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.