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NFL injury updates, latest league news from Monday, Dec. 20
As Tuesday's rescheduled game between Washington and Philadelphia approaches, the Football Team continues to lose starters to the reserve/COVID-19 list. Plus, other news from around the NFL.
Giants sign LB Jaylon Smith to practice squad ahead of Cowboys matchup
Ex-Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith signed with the New York Giants on Friday, lending this Sunday's Cowboys-Giants game an element of revenge within the rivalry.
Packers release LB Jaylon Smith after two games with team
Jaylon Smith's tenure with the Packers turned out to be surprisingly brief. The Packers are releasing the linebacker after just two games with the club.
The First Read, Week 6: Chiefs' troubles are real; Mike McCarthy has Cowboys rolling
Are Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in a serious hole after losing to the Bills? Jeffri Chadiha explores that and more in his First Read ahead of Week 6 of the 2021 NFL season.
Packers agree to terms with former Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith
Jaylon Smith has found a new home. The linebacker agreed to terms with the Packers on Thursday. Smith was reported to be near a deal with the Pack on Wednesday night and was finalizing details with the club.
Cowboys plan to release LB Jaylon Smith
Dallas is planning to release Smith, but the move will not become official until Wednesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. There is still a chance Smith could be traded, but it is unlikely that will happen, Garafolo added.
Bucs QB Tom Brady still upset with 'very pointless' jersey number changes
After years of playing the game with certain focuses in mind, Tom Brady recently expressed why the NFL's jersey number change rule still upsets him entering his 22nd season.
Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith on handling critics: 'Some of the best players in the world have criticism'
After signing a big contract in 2018, Jaylon Smith is having to prove his worth in 2021 with new additions to the Cowboys' linebacking corps.
2021 NFL roster bubble: Notable players who could be traded or cut
NFL teams must get down to a 53-man roster by Tuesday, August 31. With that deadline fast approaching, Gregg Rosenthal spotlights notable players who could be traded or cut, including Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith and Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore.
2021 NFL preseason Week 1: What we learned about each NFC team
What did we learn about each NFC team in the first full week of preseason action? Gregg Rosenthal provides everything you need to know, including an evaluation of Jordan Love's first NFL game action.
Top 10 off-ball linebackers entering 2021 NFL season
Fred Warner and Darius Leonard just signed massive contract extensions, but neither player is No. 1 on Willie McGinest's list of top 10 off-ball linebackers. See who gets that honor.
2021 NFL training camps: 14 first-stringers who could lose starting jobs
Which veteran starters could find themselves in backup duty by the end of the month? Gregg Rosenthal identifies 14 players skating on thin ice in training camp.
NFC East training camp preview: New era for Eagles; Cowboys to bounce back with Dak Prescott?
How will the Cowboys respond after an injury-plagued 2020 season? Can the Eagles take flight under first-year head coach Nick Sirianni? Michael Baca provides a training camp preview for the NFC East, with position battles and key players to watch across all four rosters.
Dallas Cowboys chosen for 'Hard Knocks': Four storylines to watch on HBO's five-episode series
The Dallas Cowboys have been chosen for the 20th-anniversary edition of the Emmy Award-winning series "Hard Knocks." Nick Shook identifies four juicy storylines to follow in this summer's five-episode HBO run.
State of the 2021 Dallas Cowboys: With Dak Prescott back, pressure's on Mike McCarthy
Will Mike McCarthy help lift Dallas back to competitiveness with Dak Prescott healthy again? Adam Rank examines the state of the Cowboys.
Jaylon Smith switches to No. 9, first Cowboys player to wear it since Tony Romo
Jaylon Smith has a big jersey to fill for the Cowboys. The veteran LB switched from No. 54 to No. 9, which he sported at Notre Dame and in high school while Tony Romo donned it in Dallas. No Cowboys player has been issued the number since the QB-turned-broadcaster retired in 2017.
DO NOT trade Julio Jones; top positional battles; saving Sam Darnold
Should the Falcons trade Julio Jones? Which positional battles bear watching ahead of the 2021 season? Why are the Panthers so high on Sam Darnold? Bucky Brooks digs into these topics in the latest Scout's Notebook.
2021 NFL Draft Day 1 winners, losers: 49ers up, Justin Fields down
Gregg Rosenthal eyes winners and losers from Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft. How much did 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan help himself? Is Justin Fields facing an uphill battle in Chicago?
Keanu Neal switching from safety to WLB with Cowboys
Keanu Neal played five seasons at safety in Atlanta. Not only is the newly singed Dallas Cowboy switching cities, but he'll also have a new position. Ian Rapoport reports that the Cowboys plan to switch Neal to weakside linebacker.
Redrafting the 2016 NFL Draft: Rams take Dak Prescott No. 1 overall
With the benefit of five years' hindsight, Adam Rank redrafts the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Which original fourth-round pick jumps all the way up to No. 1 overall?
2021 NFC cut candidates: Viable releases and potential surprises
With the salary cap set to drop, which NFC players could be released this offseason? Gregg Rosenthal spotlights the most likely candidates for the chopping block, as well as some potential surprise cuts.
Jaylon Smith: Cowboys 'found our identity' to keep playoff hopes alive
Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith credited coach Mike McCarthy with keeping the players focused on the present, which helped lead to the semi-turnaround.
2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees unveiled
The NFL announced Thursday morning its 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which will be announced at NFL Honors the week prior to Super Bowl LV.
What we learned from NFL Thanksgiving doubleheader
As NFL players and fans alike give thanks, four teams spent part of Thanksgiving day battling it out for a chance to improve their place in the standings. Here's what we learned.
Jaylon Smith infiltrates Vikes' backfield for 3-yard TFL vs. Cook
New York Giants linebacker Jaylon Smith infiltrates Minnesota Vikings' backfield for 3-yard TFL vs. running back Dalvin Cook.
Jaylon Smith stonewalls Zeke on an early fourth-down try in Cowboys territory
New York Giants linebacker Jaylon Smith stops Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on a fourth-down run to force a turnover on downs.
Leonard Williams pops football free from Pierce for Jaylon Smith fumble recovery
New York Giants defensive end Leonard Williams pops football free from Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce for linebacker Jaylon Smith fumble recovery.
Jaylon Smith wraps up Andy Dalton on third-down sack
New York Giants linebacker Jaylon Smith wraps up Andy Dalton on third-down sack.
Matt LaFleur on Jaylon Smith: 'He was one of my favorites when I was at Notre Dame'
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur addresses the media after the Green Bay Packers sign LB Jaylon Smith.
Pelissero: Jaylon Smith agrees to terms with Packers on 1-year deal
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports LB Jaylor Smith has agreed to terms with the Green Bay Packers.
Slater: 'The writing was on the wall' for Jaylon Smith's release
NFL Network's Jane Slater shares 'the writing was on the wall' for Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith's release.
Mike McCarthy details Cowboys' decision to release Jaylon Smith
Dallas Cowbyos head coach Mike McCarthy details the Cowboys' decision to release LB Jaylon Smith.
Rapoport: Cowboys to release LB Jaylon Smith
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Dallas Cowboys plan to release LB Jaylon Smith.
Jaylon Smith highlights | 2020 season
Watch Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith highlights during the 2020 NFL season.
Jaylon Smith shares what he likes about Dan Quinn so far
NFL Network's Rhett Lewis and Kurt Warner catch up with Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith to talk about Dan Quinn, expectations for 2021 and more.
Mariucci: Dallas might have the NFL's 'best group of linebackers'
NFL Network's Steve Mariucci discusses the Dallas Cowboys defense during training camp practice.
Jaylon Smith explains reason for switching to No. 9 jersey
Dallas Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith explains his reasoning for switching to No. 9 jersey.
Jaylon Smith on Dak Prescott: 'He's got a lot to prove' in 2021
Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith joins "NFL Total Access" to offer advice for 2021 NFL Draft prospects who may slide due to injury concerns, talk about expectations for Dallas' defense in 2021 and more.
Jaylon Smith's first impressions of new DC Dan Quinn
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith discusses his first impressions of new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
Cowboys vs. Giants highlights | Week 17
Watch highlights from the Week 17 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants.
Man of the Year nominee Jaylon Smith explains purpose behind his foundation
Man of the Year nominee Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith explains purpose behind his foundation.
Eagles vs. Cowboys highlights | Week 16
Watch highlights from the Week 16 matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys.
Derrick Brooks and Jaylon Smith | Generations
This edition of "NFL Generations" features Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith and Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks.
Cowboys vs. Bengals highlights | Week 14
Watch highlights from the Week 14 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Washington vs. Cowboys highlights | Week 12
Watch the highlights from the Week 12 matchup between the Washington Football Team and the Dallas Cowboys.
Smith vs. Smith and Smith: Aldon pressures Alex into Jaylon's INT
Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith vs. Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith and llinebacker Jaylon Smith: Aldon pressures Alex into Jaylon's INT.
Cowboys vs. Vikings highlights | Week 11
Watch highlights from the Week 11 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings.