Jaylon Smith tore both his ACL and LCL on New Years and most saw that injury as possibly career ending. The Dallas Cowboys drafted Jaylon and remain very optimistic that his injury will not be career ending. The Cowboy’s team physician has since performed surgery on Smith.Most expect the 2nd round pick to miss, at a minimum, the 2016 season. However, Jaylon’s work ethic and rehab efforts could change that projection.
Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones stated that Smith would not be placed on IR and could possibly play in early December, of the 2016 season. HE will likely enter OTA’s on the NFI list, and possibly end up on the PUP list. If placed on PUP Smith will be eligible to begin practicing after week six. If he is unable to practice by then, he will have to wait until week 11 forcing the team to decide within 21 days whether or not he will be placed on the active fifty-three man roster. Essentially, there is small chance that we could see Jaylon Smith playing in 2016.