Jaylon Smith was overworked in 2017, but the third-year linebacker said he needed every bit of it after coming back from knee surgery that wiped out his entire ‘16 season. He played last season with a brace on his left foot and ankle because of drop foot.
For Thursday’s first official day of Dallas Cowboys’ training camp, Smith was brace-free and moving better than ever.
“That was a long time ago,” Smith said of last year’s first day of camp. “(I’m improved) in all phases, from the movement, from the explosiveness standpoint, speed, everything. And the numbers show that. It’s a great feeling.”