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Jaylon's business interests

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by erod, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    We all marveled at the attitude and spirit Jaylon Smith displayed as rehabbed one of the most difficult to overcome injuries imaginable for a football player. How can you not love a guy like that. You can't.

    But where is his mind today, amidst a pretty lackluster year from the just-paid middle linebacker.

    I've heard it mentioned by numerous on-air radio people locally - Broaddus, Archer, Dennis, and others - that Jaylon routinely conducts business meetings at The Star before and after practice. He puts a ton of time everyday into growing his upstart eyeglasses and massage ventures.

    We're not talking once a week. It's almost every day, openly in front of his teammates at the Cowboys facilities. These meetings are not quick updates, but rather involved conference room discussions with mulitiples of people that can last for hours.

    Freshly paid in advance of the end of his rookie deal, has football become a mere hobby to support his greater business interests?

    I love an entrepreneurial mind. Always fascinating people, they are. I also commend him for not squandering his money on depreciating garbage as is traditionally typical of young millionaire athletes. But I also believe in prioritization and focus, especially toward where your bread is being buttered the most.

    The Cowboys deserve 99% of his professional focus right now after paying him handsomely when they didn't yet have to. Granted, I probably wouldn't look askew at this if his play on the field was better. It'd probably be more of an interesting tidbit if it was.

    But Jaylon looks like he's on roller skates a lot, over-pursuing plays and getting roasted in coverage. Combine that with iffy play from Vander Esch, too, and it looks like we have a couple of damaged goods at linebacker who aren't ready, or perhaps fully committed, to be great NFL linebackers.

    Jaylon's effort and attitude on Sundays is not in question. But what about his preparation from Monday through Saturday?
  2. ClappingCarrot

    ClappingCarrot Well-Known Member

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    Jerry has created this culture, so this is business as usual.

    In Dallas, we value entrepreneurship, real estate, and savvy investing. Not wins on the field. How many other teams in the NFL have players with as many personal merchandise websites as Dallas does?
  3. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    I believe access to The Star and people Jerry knows was a big part of Jaylon's deal. He opened one of his spas at The Star, and Jerry gives him business advice. Probably invested in his businesses, too.

    Somewhat a genius way to "pay" somebody without affecting the cap. Tom Brady has a similar deal. But it also can be a distraction to football.

    I prefer football players that think football almost exclusively. I thought that was Jaylon at first. Now, I don't think so.
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  4. Proof

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    key words to me were "before and after practice". he's free to do whatever he see's fit outside of football regardless of the optics.

    Everything I know of Jaylon I highly doubt that it's an effort or focus situation, somethings just off with the whole defense.
  5. foofighters

    foofighters Well-Known Member

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    Well, Jesse Holley did state this team has quit on Monday-Friday so maybe you're not that far off with your assessment of Jaylon. It's more of a product of Jerry Jones. Was Dez the same way? He seemed to have possible issues during the week but would try and turn it on Sundays.
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  6. Proof

    Proof Well-Known Member

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    you just said tom brady has a similar type deal right, tb12? would you say that has impacted his ability to focus on football?

    there's no one that focuses exclusively on football. we've never heard anything about jaylon other than that he's a leader, a great teammate and puts in maximum effort.
  7. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    I agree with everything in your post except the last line. There are multiple instances this season that you can question his effort on gameday.
  8. Hawkeye0202

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  9. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Brady didn't do this until he'd won multiple Super Bowls. He's got a few skins on the wall.

    Jaylon is playing like junk on a stick right now, and hasn't established himself in this league.
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  10. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    He certainly looked distracted when Josh Allen made that first down right in front of him while he stood there and watched.
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  11. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    So am I, but that doesn't mean I can play the slot receiver position for the Dallas Cowboys.
  12. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    He's the same player he's always been, so it's not like it matters.
  13. glimmerman

    glimmerman Well-Known Member

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    JJ is allowing him to have a business at the star. Cryo and massage.
  14. daboyzruleperiod

    daboyzruleperiod ♡☆

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    Like Dak, he's a Christian. All proceeds from Dak's bow-ties go to the Amercan Cancer Society in his mom's name. Two standout kids to say the least.

    @RGV_C_Los @Keithfansince5

  15. Doomsday77

    Doomsday77 Well-Known Member

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    Well then I guess our whole team has business interests since our TEAM is so underwhelming at this point. How can you single one guy out like this? Crazy...
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  16. adamknite

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    The man had his own logo, "brand", and was selling apparel from his own self-branded website before he even played a down for us... This really shouldn't be a surprise. *shrugs*
  17. robjay04

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    A lot of players have outside interests. If there is evidence Jaylon is spending less time in the film room, weight room or he is late to practice because of it then it is an issue.

    I haven’t seen evidence of that. We really do need a coach that fans trust holds players accountable so we don’t see posts like this. @erod making a post like this is really just another post questioning our lackluster coaching staff.
  18. visionary

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    just stop it

    All we KNOW of Jaylon is that he has disappeared since getting the contract

    this FO is a joke along with the trash coaching staff
  19. 817Gill

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    Great post was wondering the same thing
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  20. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    He spends his free time focused on his business.

    How is that different from a player spending their free time chasing skirts or playing Fortnite?

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