Jaylon Smith

Cowboys plan to activate Jaylon Smith


The Dallas Cowboys plan to activate rookie linebacker Jaylon Smith, a huge development in Smith’s recovery from a major knee injury. And while it’s not necessarily a sign that Smith will be a part of the Cowboys’ stretch run, it’s an indicator that the former Notre Dame All-American and Butkus Award winner is making progress [more]

Path to the Draft: Jaylon Smith


Part three of our Path to the Draft series. See earlier entries on Ronnie Stanley and Will Fuller.    JAYLON SMITH No. 34 to the Dallas Cowboys From the moment Jaylon Smith stepped foot on campus, most saw the linebacker’s NFL future clearly. A physically gifted freak athlete who excelled as the exact type of linebacker [more]

Jaylon Smith goes to Dallas with 34th pick


Jaylon Smith’s nightmare is over. After watching his football life thrown into chaos with a career-altering knee injury, Smith came off the board after just two picks in the second round, selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 34th pick. His selection ended the most challenging months of Smith’s young life, and come after cashing in a [more]

BK on Jaylon: “Going to be one of the best linebackers in NFL.”


As the NFL Draft approaches rumors continue to swirl about the health of Jaylon Smith‘s knee. Notre Dame’s All-American linebacker and Butkus Award winner tore his ACL and LCL in the Fiesta Bowl, ending his college career in nightmarish fashion. The recovery process on the injury has been slow going, pushing Smith out of the [more]

Re-Stocking the roster: Linebackers


Notre Dame’s spring roster at linebacker is one of the most interesting position groups on the roster. Jaylon Smith is gone, the junior All-American taking his talents—and healing knee—to the NFL. Joe Schmidt is no longer in the middle of the defense, the two-year starter and team captain no longer a coach-on-the-field. Jarrett Grace is gone [more]