Smith (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The 31-year-old was considered questionable for Week 9, but his availability never appeared in serious doubt. Smith has been a bright spot on the Dallas defense this season with 35 tackles and five sacks through eight games in his first NFL action since 2015.
Smith (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Steelers, despite being listed as questionable for the contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Smith's availability will be confirmed when the Cowboys release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes prior to the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. He was a limited participant in practice throughout the week, but Smith likely won't face any restrictions if he's active for the contest. The edge rusher has recorded 35 tackles and five sacks through Dallas' first eight games.
Smith (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Steelers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Gehlken also reported Thursday that Smith is expected to play Sunday, and Friday's limited practice session bodes well for that notion. Smith has been excellent in his return to the NFL, as he's produced five sacks and two pass breakups through nine games. His official status likely won't be revealed until 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 kickoff.
Smith (knee) was limited in Thursday's practice but is expected to suit up against the Steelers on Sunday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Smith began the week with back-to-back limited practices, but it doesn't look as though his availability is in any serious danger. As long as he's able to suit up, the veteran pass rusher will look to provide key pressure against Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers on Sunday.
Smith (neck) isn't listed on the final injury report heading into Sunday's game against Washington, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
This news backs up coach Mike McCarthy's assertion that the pass rusher would be out there come Sunday. Smith has a great opportunity to build on his season total of four sacks against a Washington team that has allowed 11 sacks in its last two games.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that Smith (neck) will be limited in practice but is expected to be available for Sunday's game against the Football Team, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
McCarthy also noted that Smith, who missed Wednesday's practice, "jammed" his neck versus the Cardinals on Monday. Barring any setbacks, it looks like Smith is set to draw his usual start at Washington, though it remains to be seen whether his injury could limit him to a snap count.
Smith (neck) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
Smith logged his lowest snap share of the season (66 percent) in Monday's loss to the Cardinals, so he may have been feeling the effects during the game. Regardless, his status is uncertain for this Sunday's matchup against Washington, and he'll need to get on the field by Friday to have a chance to suit up. Smith started the season on fire with four sacks over the first three games, but he's been blanked over the last three contests. If he misses time, Dorance Armstrong is expected to start at strong-side linebacker.
Smith recorded four solo tackles, including three sacks, in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.
Shifted into more of a purely pass-rush oriented role after he took on additional linebacking duties in Week 1, the 31-year-old turned back the clock with a performance reminiscent of the backfield havoc he caused for the 49ers his first two seasons in the league, when he piled up 33.5 sacks in 32 games. Smith now has 20 tackles and four sacks through three weeks despite not having played in an NFL contest since 2015, and he's well on his way to making one of the most remarkable comebacks in history.
Smith totaled 11 tackles (six solo), one sack and two quarterback hits against the Rams on Sunday.
Smith looked great by any standard, but especially for a player who had been out of the league for five years. Even with his 31st birthday coming up later in September, Smith seems to have quite a bit left in the tank. Although his tackle rate will fall off in upcoming games, he's a candidate to emerge as one of the top IDPs in leagues where he's eligible on the defensive line.
Smith has consistently been in the backfield during the first couple days of practice and has shown few signs of rust despite his five-year layoff, Kyle Youmans of the Cowboys' official site reports.
The 30-year-old has been taking snaps with the first-team defense while the Cowboys wait for the newly signed Everson Griffen to clear intake protocols, and Smith has taken full advantage of his opportunities to line up opposite DeMarcus Lawrence. Griffen is expected to start once the team's defensive line is at full strength, but if Smith can return to anything close to his former Pro-Bowl form, the Dallas pass rush could be formidable this season.
The NFL conditionally reinstated Smith (suspension) on Wednesday, allowing him to take part in the Cowboys' virtual offseason program, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Due to myriad personal and legal issues, Smith hasn't taken the field since 2015, when he racked up 28 tackles (21 solo) and 3.5 sacks over nine games with the Raiders. When Smith signed a one-year deal with Dallas in April, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports relayed that the edge rusher had worked hard to maintain his sobriety, and the NFL was apparently satisfied with the progress he's made off the field. The 2011 first-round pick is now on a path to resume his career in 2020, but he'll need to remain on his best behavior in the months to come to ensure his spot on the Dallas roster.
Smith has yet to have an official meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell regarding his reinstatement, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Smith and Goodell did meet informally at an event in New York earlier this preseason, but as yet there's been no official meeting, a necessary step before the veteran edge rusher can return to an NFL lineup. Smith hasn't played in five years and recorded only 5.5 sacks over his last 16 games for the 49ers and Raiders in 2014-15, so even if he does get reinstated, it seems unlikely he'll provide a major boost to the Cowboys' pass rush.
Smith (suspension) isn't expected to be reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell prior to the NFL draft next week, Ed Werder of ESPN reports.
The veteran edge rusher, who hasn't played since 2015 due to an indefinite suspension under the league's old CBA, needs to be reinstated before he can participate in any activities with the Cowboys. Having Smith officially in the fold would give Dallas more security at a position the team is expected to address in some fashion during the draft, but the 30-year-old remains a complete wild card in terms of the kind of production he might be able to offer after such a long layoff.
Smith (suspension) agreed to a one-year contract with the Cowboys on Wednesday, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.
The 30-year-old hasn't seen game action since 2015 with the Raiders, but he still managed to ink the one-year, $2 million deal with the Cowboys that includes an additional $2 million incentives based on sack production, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Smith has been on indefinite suspension for his numerous legal issues, but he's reportedly worked hard to maintain his sobriety, and according to Jim Trotter of NFL.com, the edge rusher began the process of applying for reinstatement in mid-March. If cleared by the NFL to resume his career, Smith could provide a big boost to the Dallas pass rush.
Smith was arrested Friday in San Francisco for allegedly violating a protective order originally issued on March 12, when the linebacker was arraigned on domestic violence charges, Jerry McDonald of the Mercury News reports.
This is the third time in two months that Smith has run into trouble with the law. On this occasion, Smith, who's required to wear an ankle monitor, allegedly violated a condition of his electronic monitoring while out on bail. He's currently a free agent after being released by the Raiders in early March.
Smith (suspension) turned himself into the San Francisco Police Department on Tuesday following an alleged domestic dispute over the weekend, Brendan Weber of NBC Bay Area reports.
In line for reinstatement from the NFL this month, Smith couldn't avoid legal issues and subsequently was released by the Raiders on Monday. As a result of the alleged incident with his fiancee, he faces misdemeanor charges of domestic violence, assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism, according to Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle. The NFL will hold off until the justice system works itself out, but Smith hasn't done himself any favors as it pertains to a return to professional football.
Smith (suspension) was released by the Raiders on Monday.
Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Smith is a suspect in an alleged domestic violence incident that took place over the weekend. Smith hasn't played in a game since 2015 due to repeat violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Smith (suspension) will be reinstated in March barring any further issues with substance abuse, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Smith remains subject to the league's drug program, but will be reinstated given he stays on the right path throughout the coming weeks. He'll certainly add another pass-rushing presence to a Raiders' defense that already boasts the newly minted 2016 Defensive Player of the Year in Khalil Mack.
The NFL won't review Smith's (suspension) potential reinstatement until March 15, CSN Bay Area reports.
The Raiders maintained some hope that Smith, who applied for reinstatement in October and met with commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this month, could be activated in time for the playoffs, but the league denied his bid for a 2016 return. The 27-year-old, who has appeared in 16 games over the past three seasons while incurring multiple suspensions along the way for substance abuse-related issues, will need to stay on the straight and narrow for the next three and a half months before the NFL reexamines his status for the 2017 season.
Smith (suspension) met with league officials Friday, CSN reports.
Smith -- who was eligible for reinstatement Nov. 17 -- completed the next step in his quest to get back on the football field in meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell and league officials Friday. However, it isn't clear whether the meeting went well or not. He is reportedly in "fantastic shape", though, and would likely provide an instant boost to the Raiders' pass rush if given the opportunity.
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