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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 in 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 ) 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 signing it in August of 2019.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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