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Gil Brandt predicts Week 14-15 return for Jaylon Smith

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Smashin222, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    Everything they are doing with him now is keeping the muscles, ligaments and tendons loose to when/if the nerve does fire there shouldn't be much rehab necessary.
  2. BAZ

    BAZ Drunken Mick

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    I don't believe he's coming back, it was a joke playing off the hopefull thinking Smith would somehow make it back this year.

    NEODOG 44cowboys22

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    Slow up son.....it's week 6

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  4. Zekeats

    Zekeats theranchsucks

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    Fixed it for ya
  5. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    IR was never in the equation. NFI is and was the proper way to handle it, regardless of if they thought he could play or not.
  6. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    thanks, we don't have any direct quotes from him, correct?

    I can't seem to find any but even if he is highly optimistic, I simply can't believe he ever guaranteed a full recovery which is no big deal, imo, its how I would most docs would assess the situation, if anything I would think they'd under estimate the chances of recovery to manage expectations.
  7. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Right. Doesn't mean much for this year but recovering fully from the injury would be big for the future.
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  8. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    Don't know if he could help you for a playoff push after so long out of the game, but getting out there and getting some reps would be huge for next year. Lots of players have talked about the mental part of returning from serious injuries so getting some reps to get past that some could be important but I just don't see it myself
  9. Sydla

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  10. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    It's possible, that through his rehab, he realized he can play without the nerve firing.
  11. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    This, obviously.
    It'd be great to add him though
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  12. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    I doubt anything has changed since this article was written.

    Jerry Jones refuses to rule out Jaylon Smith playing for Cowboys this season
    The Cowboys' second-round pick is recovering from nerve damage in his knee

    At 3-1, the Cowboys have exceeded expectations. Their starting quarterback, Tony Romo, hasn't played in a game. Their star receiver, Dez Bryant, missed his first game with a hairline fracture in his knee. Their defense is lacking Rolando McClain, DeMarcus Lawrence (who will return this week), and Randy Gregory.

    And yet, due to the steady play of rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, the constantly improving Ezekiel Elliott, and a defense that is actually ranked 10th in points allowed, the Cowboys are in the thick of the NFC East race.

    More good news for the Cowboys: Rookie linebacker Jaylon Smith might actually play this season, at least according to team owner Jerry Jones. Appearing on 105.3 The Fan, a CBS Sports Radio station, Jones revealed that he still hasn't ruled out Smith making his debut this year.

    "We are waiting," Jones said, according to the Star-Telegram. "He's in great shape, great rehab shape with his knee. So we're just trying to hope that he wakes up a nerve, a nerve re-firing or a regeneration of a nerve, is just that. It's like a foot that's gone to sleep and shaking it till it wakes up is how I picture it to some degree.

    "I'm not ruling out the fact that he could get on the field this year."

    A day ago, Smith posted an optimistic message to his Twitter account, though it's unknown if that message related to his knee.

    Oh Lord, Thankyou

    — Jaylon Smith (@thejaylonsmith) October 3, 2016
    Smith, a second rounder, probably would've been a top-10 pick if not for a devastating knee injury, which he suffered during Notre Dame's bowl game in January. He tore both his ACL and MCL in addition to damaging the nerve in his knee.

    When the Cowboys drafted him, they knew there was a chance he wouldn't play this season. Even if he doesn't, the decision to draft him will work out if he develops into his top-10 potential. But if he can make it back this season with the Cowboys in the hunt for a playoff spot (and with Romo potentially returning), that would be an added bonus.

    According to the Star-Telegram, Smith is eligible to practice on Oct. 17. By Nov. 28, the Cowboys have to decide if they want to place him on the 53-man roster.

    For that to happen, that knee of his will need to wake up.
  13. movaughn88

    movaughn88 Well-Known Member

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    I somewhat agree with you guys about his experience level, but Ro Mac has the brain and film study skills of a turnip, and people want him back at times. Jaylon is an athletic freak and total human werewolf. If he can get on the field he would absolutely contribute in certain game situations.
  14. WoodysGirl

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  15. NextGenBoys

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    Disagree. You can't teach his first step. He will make plays for us again.
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  16. Doomsday101

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    all I can say is Cowboys have never ruled him out this season. Brandt is giving his opinion or prediction but seems to be pretty much what the Cowboys are hoping for as well.
  17. Sydla

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    I still think there's no chance he plays this year but I'd trust Brandt having talked to the kid over sources that are watching this from afar.

    We will find out soon enough as the Cowboys are going to have to start making some roster/practice decisions with him as some deadlines are approaching.
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  18. pugilist

    pugilist Stick N Move

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    Gil Brandt is a well respected insider though. Not the type of person to trump up any news just to generate buzz or clicks or anything like that..

    hard to know what to make of it, just have to wait and see..
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  19. Jstopper

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    It hasn't actually been that long. He was playing football in January in the bowl game this year
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  20. dogunwo

    dogunwo Franchise Tagged

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    I am not optimistic about him playing this year, but this was an excellent post and thanks for sharing your personal experience.
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