If you’re starving for Dallas Cowboys-related action this offseason, you should just glue yourself to linebacker Jaylon Smith’s Twitter timeline. It’s full of optimistic quotes and – as the cure for your starvation – an occasional video of him working in position drills.
Much of the optimism surrounding the 2017 Dallas Cowboys season is built around what Jaylon can/will contribute to a defense that is also starving, only for playmakers. Many members of Cowboys Nation are going to have offseason days filled with daydreams of a Smith-Lee combo in the heart of Rod Marinelli’s defense.
The all-knowing Jerry Jones recently spoke on Jaylon Smith, saying that he had the potential to be an outstanding pass rusher. Wherever or however the Dallas Cowboys are planning on using the 34th Overall Pick from last year’s draft, it’s going to be good for business – the business of football.
The collective braintrust of Jerry, son Stephen, Head Coach Jason Garrett, and the wizard of player personnel Will McClay found a draft class in 2016 that many people – in a prisoner-of-the-moment type of syndrome – believe is the best one to ever strap on the Dallas Cowboys boots (Don’t worry Dirty Dozen, I still love you). We’re talking about a class that Jaylon is technically a part of, but hasn’t even contributed to yet.
So much of this offseason is going to be focused on making the defensive side of the ball better for the Cowboys. If Jaylon is even a fraction of the player that we’ve come to see in his Twitter videos, then the Cowboys have already significantly improved… and the offseason hasn’t even really started yet!
Get on our level, world. We can get better by literally doing nothing. Just watch our Twitter videos and respect the game, the lifestyle for Cowboys Nation is a cut above the rest.