Former Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith New Salary With Packers: $770,000
After the surprising news that linebacker Jaylon Smith would be cut, questions began to swirl as to why the Dallas Cowboys would part ways with one of its once-promising future stars.
We now have one answer: Early Thursday morning, Smith finalized his new deal - a one-year contract - with the Green Bay Packers. And more, we have the dollar figure in Green Bay: Per NFL Network ... $770,000.
The suggestion here, by the way, is that there is not much if any "offset-language'' relief for Dallas, which is stuck with the $7.2 million bill.
In 2019, Smith signed a five-year, $64 million contract extension with the Cowboys with $35.5 million guaranteed, keeping him under contract through 2024.
If the Cowboys kept Smith in 2022 and he were to sustain a season-ending injury, his contract would be fully guaranteed next season, costing the team $11.2 million.
By releasing him Monday, the Cowboys still were to owe Smith $6.8 million in dead cap next season. ... but there is offset language in his deal that can save Dallas some money depending on his Green Bay salary.
The team is also investing its future in first-round pick Micah Parsons, who has looked phenomenal in his first four games of his NFL career. And rookie Jabril Cox is in play here as well.
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