Report: Jaylon Smith to Undergo Left Wrist Surgery

    The made a splash on Monday by hiring to be its new after only one year of operating under 's hybrid scheme which produced the worst in team . Now, the Cowboys are making waves again on the defensive side of the ball, but in a completely different way.

    According to 's Todd Archer, will undergo left wrist surgery on Thursday.

    Even though he was on the injury in Week 16 with a wrist injury he still played in all 16 games for the third consecutive season. He's expected to be ready for the program.

    Smith led the Cowboys with 154 tackles (second in the NFL) which topped his previous career-high of 142 in 2019. However, the was a struggle for Smith as he often looked lost not only against the run but also against the pass under Nolan's scheme. Even with obvious regression in his play, Smith doesn't lack any confidence in his game, as he explained after the Cowboy's loss to the in the season finale.

    “I mean, watch the film,” Smith said. “But for me, it’s a blessing to be able to play this game. So many people thought I’d never play ever again. So for me, I’m my worst critic and I’m my biggest fan. I’m gonna keep at it, keep grinding, but the guys that know football and know our scheme and watch film. I don’t have to speak for myself. It’s all there.”

    The Cowboys can the former second-round pick by the fifth day of the league year in March. However, If Smith is a post-June 1 cut, the Cowboys save $7.2 million against the and have just $2.6 million in dead money.

    If Smith is back with a star on his helmet in 2021 the Cowboys will be looking for him to live up to his five-year, $64 million dollar deal which he's struggled to do since it in August of 2019.

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    Don Howard

    The defense might have been better if a lot of his tackles weren’t made 10 yards down feild

    James Vargas

    Saving $7.2 M against the cap will be an interesting option. It might depend on the draft and negotiations with Dak !


    The NFL has to enforce honest injury reports during the season. With gambling now a big part of the NFL, teans hiding injuries allows a huge betting advantage to insiders who know true injury reports.


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    guessing he hurt it while swiping; definitely wasn’t while tackling…


    Bawp !!!!!!

    Someone call the 911 , shots fired lol

    Gary b

    I would let him go and draft an athletic LB in rd 2-3. Also need to determine whether Bernard and Gifford are potential starters. In this modern NFL you have to have LBs that can function in space and go sideline to sideline. Smith just doesn’t have that ability. The money we save could be used for other pressing needs.


    Granted, Smith made a lot of tackles. But way too many were made too deep in the backfield. He takes obvious bad angles many times, and most of the time can’t get home when blitzing. This is not a recipe for a very good LB.

    Front office should really look HARD AND LONG at drafting one of the top 3 LBs to UPGRADE our LB position. Our run defense is a MAJOR PROBLEM that has to be fixed before we become a relevant team again.