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Former Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith New Salary With Packers: $770,000

CowboyMaven
CowboyMaven
 2021-10-07
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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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joe harris
10-11

Add that 700+ to the money the cowboys still owe for this season and he's good. This is why players NEED TO/SHOULD look out for themselves first when it comes to their contracts( even though the money is coming from their own soc. sec. account anyway) before the team. The owners are more interested in lining their own pockets than team success. Why shouldn't the players be the same way?

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troublemaker 12
10-10

That’s a hellva cut from millions but I guess he had to play somewhere. He’ll always be a Cowboy, and best wishes for him forward

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Leroy Hubbard
10-30

Jerry Jones is so rich that letting Jaylon Smith go was no big deal. I personally hope he show out on the football field and be a very good player.

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