Heavy "Many other players stuck in a similar situation — a long-time if consistent veteran starter suddenly being phased out of the team’s plans — would not exhibit the professionalism nor wherewithal of Jaylon Smith. Say this for the backburnered Dallas..." September 16
Clutch Points "With the regular season rapidly approaching, the Dallas Cowboys are pondering what moves to make, or not make before Week 1. According to Peter King and his “Monday Morning Quarterback” article, the Cowboys could field trade calls and entertain the idea..." August 30
Heavy "The Dallas Cowboys have a logjam at linebacker and former Pro Bowler Jaylon Smith may be the odd man out when it comes to being a starter in 2021. The Athletic’s Jon Machota predicts Smith will not secure one of the three starting linebacker spots. Machota has Keanu..." August 19
Heavy "Jaylon Smith’s performance this preseason — so stunningly bad, he went viral on Twitter — could be the impetus for the Dallas Cowboys to initiate the departure of the veteran linebacker. With the first of three NFL roster cutdown deadlines..." August 16
CBS Sports "It's the nature of the NFL that, inevitably, the old is removed to make way for the new. As unpleasant as it might be, teams around the league go through the perennial process of having to shave their roster down from 90 men to a more manageable count of 53 in late August, and that means..." July 02
Pro Football Talk "Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith had left wrist surgery in January shortly after the season ended. Smith is participating in some of the organized team activities, but not all, as he works his way back. “Rehab is going well on the wrist,” Smith said, via Jon..." May 31
Heavy "Rather than phase him out of the defense, the Dallas Cowboys allegedly tried shipping Jaylon Smith out of town. This, according to Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com, who reported Wednesday that Dallas was “hoping” to trade the veteran linebacker..." May 27
Total Pro Sports "Jaylon Smith made headlines today when he actually went through with changing his number to the No. 9 last worn by Tony Romo. Smith wore No. 54 his first four seasons with Dallas, but was No. 9 throughout his career at Notre Dame. As expected, the fan base was beyond upset over this..." May 25
"Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith is making a number switch, moving from No. 54 to No. 9, the team announced Tuesday.
The number change will come at a mid-six-figure cost, according to multiple sources.
Heavy "At a time when his long-term future is being called into question, veteran linebacker Jaylon Smith could not be more encouraged about the Dallas Cowboys‘ prospects in 2021. “Last year, [battling through the COVID-19 pandemic] was foreign. Just getting an opportunity..." April 25
Bleacher Report "After a relatively quiet free-agency period, the Dallas Cowboys' best opportunity to improve their roster will come in just over a week with the 2021 NFL draft. Injuries showed just how precarious an NFL roster can be. The attrition that afflicted the Cowboys..." April 22
Heavy "The Dallas Cowboys are facing outside pressure to release linebacker Jaylon Smith prior to the 2021 regular season. Bleacher Report argued Smith is the one Cowboys player who could be chopped in the coming months — preferably after June 1, for salary cap..." April 11
Total Pro Sports "Dallas Cowboys fans are completely and utterly outraged this week. Jaylon Smith is contemplating a jersey number change, but the change has the fan base upset, because the linebacker wants the No. 9. Smith is among the Cowboys players who hinted about a change on social..." April 07