Smith recorded eight tackles (six solo), three defended passes and one fumble recovery in Thursday's 31-24 loss to the Bears.
Smith notched production both as a pass defender and run stopper, recording the second most tackles among Dallas' defense along with a season-high mark for defended passes. He played 100 percent of snaps on defense for a sixth consecutive game. The fourth-year pro has a matchup against the Rams on deck Week 15.
Smith recorded 14 tackles (six solo) during Thursday's 26-15 loss to the Bills.
Smith saw increased run-stuffing duties with Leighton Vander Esch (neck) inactive again, and he managed to lead the Cowboys in stops for a fifth straight week while setting a new season-high tackle mark. Since Dallas returned from bye to face the Giants in Week 9, Smith is averaging a remarkable 11 tackles per contest. He'll look to keep that momentum up against the Bears in Week 14.
Smith recorded a team-high eight tackles and a pass defended in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
On a wet and rainy day at Foxboro, neither offense had much success, leading to fewer tackling opportunities for Smith and his lowest total since Week 7. Especially if Leighton Vander Esch (neck) remains sidelined, Smith -- who has 98 tackles in 11 games this season -- could easily bounce back to double digits in a Thanksgiving Day clash with the Bills' run-heavy attack.
Smith recorded a team-high nine tackles, including one for a loss, in Sunday's win over the Lions.
It's actually Smith's lowest tackle total in three games, as the 24-year-old linebacker has been on a tear lately. He's already up to 90 tackles on the year with 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles, putting him on pace for a career-best campaign.
Smith recorded 13 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
He tied Leighton Vander Esch for the team lead, and Smith set a new season high for tackles for the second straight game. The fourth-year LB is on pace for a career-high 144 stops, and he's added 2.5 sacks through nine games for good measure.
Smith recorded 12 tackles (four solo) and half a sack in Monday's win over the Giants.
With Leighton Vander Esch (neck) out of action, Smith saw even more run-stuffing duties than usual and set a new season high for tackles, tying Sean Lee for the team lead while helping to hold Saquon Barkley to 28 rushing yards. If Vander Esch remains sidelined in Week 10, Smith could be line for another big IDP performance against Dalvin Cook and the Vikings.
Smith recorded nine tackles (five solo), one sack and one defended pass during Sunday's loss to the Packers.
Smith has now recorded a sack in two straight games. The 24-year-old is off to a strong start to the 2019 season, and he'll look to keep his momentum going versus the Jets in Week 6.
Smith recorded nine total tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's 12-10 loss to New Orleans.
Smith's lone sack Sunday was his first of the 2019 season. The 24-year-old was also present for 58 of 71 defensive plays (82 percent). Through four games, Smith has racked up 27 solo tackles, which is tied with Cleveland's Joe Schobert for the fourth-highest figure in the league.
Smith recorded a team-high 10 tackles in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.
The 24-year-old is off to a quick start to 2019, racking up 27 tackles and a forced fumble through three games. Smith's strength in run support should continue to afford him plenty of IDP value, especially if the Cowboys' battered group of defensive tackles can't stop opposition RBs from getting past them consistently.
Smith recorded a team-high 11 tackles, eight of them solo, in Sunday's win over Washington.
The 24-year-old linebacker is off to a strong start to the season with 17 tackles through two games. Smith remains better in run support than pass coverage -- opponents are 6-for-6 in completing passes with him in coverage -- but his speed and strength should allow him to continue piling up IDP value.
Smith agreed to a long-term contract extension with the Cowboys on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. He will take home $64 million ($35.5 million guaranteed) over the next five seasons, per Jon Machota of The Athletic.
The Cowboys have plenty of extensions to take care of this offseason, and it ends up being Smith who receives the first long-term deal from Dallas. Smith is coming off a very impressive 2018 regular season campaign where he racked up 121 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Smith emerged as the leader of this impressive Cowboy defense and now will remain with the team for the foreseeable future.
Smith practiced Wednesday after suffering a minor knee injury during Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Smith's knee issue kept him from practicing Monday. The 24-year-old linebacker has a history of knee injuries, but he now appears back to full health. He'll resume working with the Cowboys' first team alongside Leighton Vander Esch.
Smith finished the regular season with 121 tackles, four sacks, four passes defended, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown.
The 23-year-old justified the risk the Cowboys took in the 2016 draft when they selected him early in the second round despite a devastating knee injury that, at the time, seemed to put his career in jeopardy. Smith paired with rookie Leighton Vander Esch to form one of the league's best young linebacking duos, and as long as they can both stay healthy, they should give the Dallas defense a strong core for the foreseeable future.
Smith had 10 tackles (five solo) and returned a fumble 69 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers.
Smith's touchdown helped the Cowboys jump out to an early 14-3 lead to help clinch the NFC East division title. The 23-year-old reached double-digit tackles for the second straight week and fifth time this season, as he continues to serve as a great complement alongside breakout rookie Leighton Vander Esch.
Smith had 11 solo tackles in Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Colts.
It's the first time since Week 6 that Smith totaled double-digit tackles, though he had reached nine tackles on three separate occasions. The 23-year-old ranks second on the team with 107 combined tackles, and also has four sacks and two forced fumbles through 14 games.
Smith had nine tackles (six solo) in Thursday's 13-10 win over the Saints.
Smith and rookie Leighton Vander Esch -- who generated 19 combined tackles Thursday -- continue to lock down the middle of the Cowboys defense. The 23-year-old is second on the team with 87 tackles (58 solo), and has four sacks and two forced fumbles in 12 games.
Smith had six solo tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in Thursday's 31-23 win over the Redskins.
Smith had a strip-sack of QB Colt McCoy on the Redskins' first drive of the afternoon, and although it didn't result in a recovery for the Cowboys, it did force a punt. The 23-year-old is second on the team with 78 tackles (52 solo) and ranks third with four sacks.
Smith posted 12 tackles (six solo) and a sack in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Texans.
Smith played 99 percent of the team's defensive snaps and his 12 tackles bested everyone except rookie Leighton Vander Esch. His sack of Deshaun Watson was Dallas' only takedown of the night, as the pass rush, though consistent, repeatedly failed to contain Houston's quarterback. The 23-year-old linebacker has accumulated 41 tackles and three sacks so far in 2018.
Smith recorded eight tackles (four solo), including a sack, in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.
Smith's sack gives him two on the year, besting his total from 2017. Fellow starting linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) could be out for multiple games, meaning that Smith will be the team's top linebacker. He'll aim to come out strong once again as the Cowboys host the Lions in Week 4.
Smith racked up a team-leading 10 tackles in Sunday night's win over the Giants.
His huge hit on Eli Manning in the red zone will make a lot of Cowboys' highlight reels at the end of the 2018 season, but in the here and now, Smith's IDP is soaring. He has 14 tackles, including a sack, through two games to Sean Lee's nine, and it looks like the torch is being passed as the leader of the Dallas defense to the younger linebacker.
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