Cowboys cutting Jaylon Smith felt like a total shocker

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Just like that, the playing days of linebacker Jaylon Smith with the Dallas Cowboys have come to an end. In a bit of a stunner, Dallas decided to release the linebacker on Tuesday night. Who saw this coming?

While Smith surely has struggled in recent years, the fact that Dallas went ahead and pulled the plug on the experiment really is eye-opening.

Smith is a former second-round pick and overcame plenty of adversity to make his way to Dallas. No one has forgotten about his serious injury while with Notre Dame. Now, he'll look for a second chance with a new team. He shouldn't be a free agent for long.