VIDEO: Jaylon Smith Celebrates After Injuring Javon Wims With Ill-Timed Throat-Slash Motion

Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith made a disrespectfu gesture after clearing seeing an injured player.
Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith made a disrespectfu gesture after clearing seeing an injured player.

The Dallas Cowboys got off to a rough start against the Chicago Bears. Don't tell that to Jaylon Smith, who made a dumb move after rolling over on and injuring Bears receiver Javon Wims.

The initial reaction by Smith is not the problem. He knows the ball was not caught and reacts accordingly. The issue is when he looks back at Wims and sees the player writhing on the ground in pain. Smith doesn't just walk away and maintain some composure. Instead, the Notre Dame product offers up a throat-slashing gesture.

Injuries happen in every football game. The proper response is not to celebrate in the face of a player who is clearly in a ton of pain. The move looked even worse for Smith after what happened on the following play:

Smith had a shot at an interception but had the ball taken away by Allen Robinson. Just an all-around disaster of a drive for Smith and the Cowboys defense.

Smith will likely be asked about his throat-slash move postgame and he should have to answer for it. There is no place for that in an already violent game. Hopefully it was purely circumstantial, and Smith didn't know Wims had been injured.