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Cowboys officially release Jaylon Smith following trade attempts were unsuccessful

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 By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Dallas Cowboys have officially released linebacker Jaylon Smith. The team failed to trade Smith before his departure.

The Cowboys reportedly parted ways with Smith due to a $9-plus million injury guarantee for next season.

Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith sacks former Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins during the fourth quarter
Jaylon Smith sacks former Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins during the fourth quarter (Getty Images)

Smith has had a reduced role this season. The team has seen the emergence of rookies Micah Parsons and Jabril Cox, who will help fill this role.

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In addition, in the off-season, the Cowboys signed converted linebacker Keanu Neal. He signed with the team to be reunited with defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who previously coached him with the Atlanta Falcons.

Neau previously was a safety before moving to linebacker.

Smith signed a five-year, $64 million deal with the Cowboys before the start of the 2019 season. He was guaranteed to make $34 million of the contract.

This season, though, he has only appeared in 148 of a possible 264 snaps.

He was a second-round draft pick by the Cowboys in 2016. During his official rookie season, he did not play, as he was recovering from an injury that he sustained in the Fiesta Bowl in his final collegiate game with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

In his final game with the Cowboys, he received 28 snaps despite Neal missing his second game. 

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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