By Max Harper
The Eagles are desperate for an athletic linebacker, and the Cowboys just released one:
Adam Schefter reports that Dallas released linebacker Jaylon Smith, whose playing time has dwindled behind star rookie Micah Parsons and free-agent signee Keanu Neal.
Smith, a former second-round pick who counts $9.8 million against the cap this season, played 97.8 percent of the Cowboys’ defensive snaps last season and did a good job of spying Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts during their home win on Monday night football in Week 3.
As a pass-rushing linebacker, Smith has excelled during his career with 9.0 sacks, 15 quarterback hits, and 20 tackles for loss.