The Dallas Cowboys made a few bold selections in the 2016 NFL draft, but none more shocking than former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith. Originally, it was reported that Smith would miss the entire 2016 NFL season after tearing his ACL and LCL. Apparently, both Smith and the Cowboys aren’t ready to throw in the towel on that just yet though.
While Smith said there was “absolutely” a chance he plays in 2016, according to NFL.com’s Kevin Patra, owner Jerry Jones has made it known that the Cowboys will not place him on injured reserve.
Best of all, in Jones’ announcement of the decision, he basically called his shot on a return to the playoffs for the Cowboys in 2016.
— Roy White III (@RDubThree) May 5, 2016
Take that how you will, but I know how I’m taking it.