Cowboys Open Extension Talks With LB Jaylon Smith


Patrik Walker of 247 Sports reported Friday that the Cowboys have begun extension talks with LB Jaylon Smith.

Although, Mike Fisher’s source characterized the talks to as: “Nothing substantive at this time.”

Dallas has a number of players to address in the coming years including Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper and Ezekiel Elliott. However, Fisher says that this doesn’t mean that Smith is viewed as a higher priority for the Cowboys.

Instead, Fisher mentions that it could be a “first-come/first-serve’‘ when it comes to players who are asking for too much.

Smith, 23, was a second-round pick by the Cowboys out of Notre Dame in the 2016 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year, $6,494,970 rookie contract and is set to earn a base salary of $1,335,678 this season. 

In 2018, Smith appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and recorded 121 total tackles, six tackles for loss, four sacks, two forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, four pass defenses, and scored one defensive touchdown. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 6 overall linebacker out of 92 qualifiers. 

We’ll have more regarding Smith and the Cowboys as the news is available. 

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