Dallas Cowboys made a big mistake releasing Jaylon Smith
The Dallas Cowboys made one of the most surprising moves of the season so far releasing linebacker Jaylon Smith. Jaylon had a really good game against the Chargers and followed it up with a bad game. One bad enough to get a talented player booted out of Dallas.
Jaylon Smith is a talented player who gave Dallas depth and a player who is going to improve. Cutting him was a mistake when you consider who Smith has behind him. An injury at the position will now leave an overachieving Dallas defense in trouble.
With Smith now on the market, there is one obvious fit, the Atlanta Falcons. A team falling apart and in need of any and all help, they can find defensively. Smith would provide some needed depth and size, offering a situational pass rusher.
Jaylon Smith will have a myriad of offers to choose from and one of them should be from the Atlanta Falcons
Smith is going to have plenty of choices of who to join and will likely be looking for a contender. If he opts to sign with a rebuilding team the Atlanta Falcons or the Carolina Panthers are both good fits.
The Cowboys made a move they are going to regret throughout the course of a long season. Despite their easy schedule Dallas is going to be given every team’s best shot based on the fact they are the Dallas Cowboys.
Having Smith throughout the season and into the playoffs would have been much-needed depth they now lack. Especially with rookie Micah Parsons flashing as an edge rusher, having a linebacker who can play center field would be helpful for Dallas.
Tampa and Kansas City are viable options as well as both teams appear to be in an early arms race to make it back to the Super Bowl. Smith is a solid depth piece for either contender, though it seems more likely he will opt to sign with a team that can offer him more playing time. Something the Atlanta Falcons could surely offer.