Well, this one caught a lot of people off guard.
According to a report from Adam Schefter, the Dallas Cowboys have released LB Jaylon Smith.
Smith still had 5 years, $50.75M left on his contract and by cutting him, the Cowboys will have $16.6 million in dead cap.
In-season surprise: Cowboys released LB Jaylon Smith, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 6, 2021