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Jaylon Smith

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Inside Linebacker Age: 24 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#34 overall), 2016 College: Notre Dame Agent(s): Doug Hendrickson (Wasserman Media Group)

Cowboys – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Jaylon Smith signed a 6 year, $68,421,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $35,406,678 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $11,403,500. In 2020, Smith will earn a base salary of $5,171,000 and a signing bonus of $8,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $7,771,000 and a dead cap value of $23,971,000.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $68,421,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $11,403,500
    Total Guarantees $35,406,678
    Guaranteed at Signing $19,006,678
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Option Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 24 $835,678 $1,730,906 - $2,566,584 $26,537,584 $5,941,707($5,941,707)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $26,537,584 2019 Cap Savings: $-23,971,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $20,530,906 2019 Cap Savings: $-17,964,322 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $7,737,584 2020 Dead Cap: $18,800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-5,171,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $1,730,906 2020 Dead Cap: $18,800,000 2019 Cap Savings: $835,678
    2020 Contract details by year 25 $5,171,000 $1,000,000 $1,600,000 $7,771,000 $23,971,000 $13,171,000($19,112,707)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $23,971,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-16,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $18,800,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-11,029,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $7,771,000 2021 Dead Cap: $16,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2021 Dead Cap: $16,200,000 2020 Cap Savings: $5,171,000
    2021 Contract details by year 26 $7,200,000 $1,000,000 $1,600,000 $9,800,000 $9,400,000 $7,200,000($26,312,707)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $9,400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $9,400,000 2021 Cap Savings: $400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2022 Dead Cap: $6,800,000 2021 Cap Savings: $7,200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2022 Dead Cap: $6,800,000 2021 Cap Savings: $7,200,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 3 yr, $26,312,707; $6,800,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 27 $9,200,000 $1,000,000 $1,600,000 $11,800,000 $6,800,000 $9,200,000($35,512,707)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $6,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $6,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2023 Dead Cap: $4,200,000 2022 Cap Savings: $9,200,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2023 Dead Cap: $4,200,000 2022 Cap Savings: $9,200,000
    2023 Contract details by year 28 $11,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,600,000 $13,600,000 $4,200,000 $11,000,000($46,512,707)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,200,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,200,000 2023 Cap Savings: $9,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2024 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2024 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $11,000,000
    2024 Contract details by year 29 $11,000,000 - $1,600,000 $12,600,000 $1,600,000 $11,000,000($57,512,707)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2024 Cap Savings: $11,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2024 Cap Savings: $11,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $11,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $1,600,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $11,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 30 $12,350,000 - - $12,350,000 - $12,350,000($69,862,707)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $12,350,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $12,350,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $12,350,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $12,350,000
    2025 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $19M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary + 2020 salary + 2020 option bonus)
    • 2020 Option Bonus: $8M (paid 3/22/20, fully guaranteed)
    • 2021 salary fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2021 (injury guaranteed now)
    • 2022 salary fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2022 (injury guaranteed now)
    • Annual $500,000 base de-escalator for missing workouts

    Previous Contracts

    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $6,494,970
    Signing Bonus $2,923,615
    Average Salary $1,623,743
    Total Guarantees $4,421,841
    Guaranteed at Signing $4,421,841
    Free Agent: 2020 / RFA
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $2,923,615 - - - - - $3,373,615
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $745,226 - - - - - - $745,226
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,040,452 - - - - - - $1,040,452
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $835,678 $5,000,000 - - - - $106,029 $5,941,707
    4 seasons $3,071,356 $7,923,615 - - - - $106,029 $11,101,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $5,171,000 - - - - $8,000,000 - $13,171,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $7,200,000 - - - - - - $7,200,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $9,200,000 - - - - - - $9,200,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - - - - - $11,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - - - - - $11,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $12,350,000 - - - - - - $12,350,000
    $58,992,356 $7,923,615 - - - $8,000,000 $106,029 $75,022,000
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,071,356 $7,923,615 - - - - - $11,101,000
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/07/2018, $26,739

      Helmet to helmet hit against Alvin Kamara (NO)


    • TOTAL: $26,739

  • Transactions

    Aug 20 2019Signed a 6 year $68.4 million contract extension with Dallas (DAL)
    Dec 7 2018Fined $26,739 Helmet to helmet hit against Alvin Kamara (NO)
    May 20 2016Signed a 4 year $6.49 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Apr 29 2016Drafted by Dallas (DAL): Round 2 (#34 overall)
  • 2020 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 DAL 16 16 16 1015 0.923 2.5 141 83 58 2 1
    2018 DAL 16 16 16 976 0.930 4 121 82 39 3
    2017 DAL 16 16 6 578 0.559 1 81 50 31 1
    2016 DAL 4
    Totals 52 48 38 2,569 - 8 343 215 128 6 1