Jaylon Smith on contract: Jerry will cut the check when time’s right

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Whether the conversation has been about quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver Amari Cooper or running back Ezekiel Elliott, contract situations have been in the forefront for the Cowboys this offseason.

The line won’t stop with those three players, however. Linebacker Jaylon Smith is heading into his fourth season and will be in need of a new deal in the not too distant future.

Word in May was that no talks had been held at this point and there’s no great urgency with Smith set for restricted free agency as a result of missing his entire rookie year with the knee injury he suffered in his final game at Notre Dame. During an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Smith said he’s confident that Jerry Jones will come up with a deal when the time is right.

“When it’s time for Jerry to cut the check, it will happen,” Smith said. “I just have to embrace where I’m at. I’m blessed for sure.”

With time on their side in any Smith negotiations and more pressing matters on offense, it seems likely the time frame for Jones to cut the check will be an extended one.

23 responses to “Jaylon Smith on contract: Jerry will cut the check when time’s right

  1. seems alot of cowboys are waiting for Jerry to ” cut the check “. they finally win a playoff game and everybody wants to get paid like they are 2 time super bowl champs !

  2. He must not know about the Cowboys philosophy regarding LBs….Dallas NEVER pays them big money. Unless you you’re and edge rushing LB you can forget getting paid in Dallas.

  3. It’s crazy how well the Cowboys have drafted…Countless All Pros and Pro Bowlers on both sides of the ball…Good thing for the rest of the league Jerry has been so loyal to Jason Garrett…Any competent coach would’ve won a Superbowl or two with the talent Garrett has had the past decade…

  4. dallasfan76 says:
    July 8, 2019 at 3:12 pm
    He must not know about the Cowboys philosophy regarding LBs….Dallas NEVER pays them big money. Unless you you’re and edge rushing LB you can forget getting paid in Dallas.
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    You must not know Jerry is no longer in control of those things. Stephen makes those decisions and I doubt he’s going to breakup what could be the best linebacking core in the NFL for the next 10 years.

  5. Inside scoop here: this guy’s getting a huge contract soon. He just bought a house in Frisco, TX in a very, very prestigious neighborhood next to The Star, which is where the Cowboys practice. Easily a $1M home, if I had to guess… something’s telling me he’s not planning to move for a while.

  6. The players have faith in Jerry Jones, especially Jaylon Smith. Mr. Jones took a risk drafting this kid in the 2nd round when many believed he’d never play again. That had to be one of the greatest days in the life of Smith and his family. The last person he has any questions about is Jerry Jones.

  7. Jaylon Smith had a decent year, and Vander Esch was a solid rookie. But you might want to hold off on the gold jacket talk so as not to look too much the fan boy.

  8. Can’t sign everyone. No one thought Landon Collins would wear a different Jersey but it happens to the best of them.

  9. Dallas is currently sitting more than $80 million UNDER the projected 2020 salary cap. They’ve got the coin to make multiple big signings.

  10. “The best LB duo for the next 10 years” …lol.. hyperbole much. Jaylon Smith isn’t far from a career ending injury. Vander might last a few years but he looks too clunky.

  11. raiderbeer34 says:

    seems alot of cowboys are waiting for Jerry to ” cut the check “. they finally win a playoff game and everybody wants to get paid like they are 2 time super bowl champs !
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    says the man who’s crappy Faiders haven’t won a playoff game let alone a Super Bowl in more than a few decades, worry about your own team moron.

  12. resign priority order, IMO
    #1 Elliott – he is the most important, must sign, top 5 Off player
    #2 Smith must sign as well, top 5 def player
    #3 Cooper gave too much to get him, so ‘must sign’ top 10 WR
    #4 Prescott – asking for too much, put himself on the bubble with that huge ask,,

  13. jerryjonesbankroll says:
    Jaylon and vander esch will be roaming the field together for the next decade.best lb duo in the league
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    You misspelled “Bobby Wagner and KJ Wright.”

    And throw in Micheal Kendricks.

  14. @ raiderbeer34

    “seems alot of cowboys are waiting for Jerry to ” cut the check “. they finally win a playoff game and everybody wants to get paid like they are 2 time super bowl champs!”

    Ummmmm, the Cowboys have been in 10 playoff games since 2003. The Raiders last playoff game? 2002. That is not a typo – 2002. So do you REALLY think you have ANY platform, bro? You haters just make it way too easy!

    I mean it is just so typical that a fan of a perpetually losing franchise thinks that he has any sort of solid argument. Prescott, a 4th round QB has led his team to the playoffs twice in the past 3 years, and your 2nd Rd QB has ZERO playoff appearances in 5 years….. So 2 playoff appearances in the last 3 seasons alone versus 0 playoff appearances in the past 16 years for your team (and soon to be 17 years). Care to justify that one?

    “Don’t bother me with facts – my mind is already made up” should be your mantra, bro.

  15. windham9 says:

    “resign priority order, IMO
    #1 Elliott – he is the most important, must sign, top 5 Off player
    #2 Smith must sign as well, top 5 def player
    #3 Cooper gave too much to get him, so ‘must sign’ top 10 WR
    #4 Prescott – asking for too much, put himself on the bubble with that huge ask,”

    I agree that Elliot is a the engine that makes the Dallas offense go, but I don’t think they plan on resigning him. The optioned his 5th year and will ride him hard over the next two seasons, building up the mileage, wear and tear his body will take. he is a top 5 running back, but no way he is a top 5 offensive player – there are at least 5 QBs ranked above him. Smith isn’t even close to a top 5 defensive player and isn’t even a top 5 linebacker . . . so hopefully Jones moves forward with giving him top 5 defensive player cash. Cooper can’t even be considered a top 10 WRs, if he was then Dallas wouldn’t have traded to much for him. Prescott is a slightly above average QB supported by a great O-line and a top 3-5 RB that the offense leans on heavily – I suspect that Jones will give him a big contract, but that will be based more on Jones’ ego than Dak’s skillset. The fact is that Jones feels he is the smartest guy in the NFL, especially as it comes to his self appointed GM duties – – – Dak is his crowning achievement of being smarter than everyone else – – – therefore he will cough up a big money contract in order to confirm what his ego is saying!!!

  16. jsrdc says:

    July 9, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Ummmmm, the Cowboys have been in 10 playoff games since 2003. The Raiders last playoff game? 2002. That is not a typo – 2002. So do you REALLY think you have ANY platform, bro? You haters just make it way too easy!

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    Well it is a typo because the Raiders made the playoffs the 2016 NFL season, where in their last win(which you don’t mentioned) came in 2002.

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