The Dallas Cowboys reportedly launched linebacker Jaylon Smith on Tuesday.
Smith, a former Notre Dame standout, will nonetheless be owed a $7.2 million base wage. Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones spoke with Smith on Tuesday concerning the determination, ESPN reported citing sources.
According to the report, the Cowboys had commerce discussions concerning Smith, however nothing occurred. Dallas was keen to pay a few of Smith’s wage with a purpose to make a deal work.
Rookie Micah Parsons and veterans Keanu Neal and Leighton Vander Esch are anticipated to proceed to anchor the linebacker positions for the Cowboys.
Smith was drafted No. 34 total by the Cowboys within the second spherical of the 2016 NFL Draft. In August of 2019, Smith signed a five-year, $64 million contract extension with Dallas, which included $35.5 million assured.
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He was underneath contract with the crew by the 2024 season.
Smith’s finest yr got here again in 2019 when he was elected as crew captain for the primary time. He piled up 142 whole tackles — 83 solo tackles — with 9 passes defended, three QB hits, 2.5 sacks, two pressured fumbles, one fumble restoration and one interception.
Another linebacker-needy crew will doubtless come calling for Smith’s providers within the close to future.
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