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The failed experiment of Jaylon Smith and what it ended up costing the Cowboys

The carrots are cooked.

What’s done is done.

It is what it is.

Regardless of what catchy expression you choose to describe the end of the Jaylon Smith era in Dallas, none of them will make you feel better about how this whole thing played out. The emotional rollercoaster this journey provided has been filled with surprise, delight, frustration, and then surprise again after the Cowboys up and decided to release the veteran linebacker Tuesday evening.

This whole thing started when the Cowboys shocked us all by selecting him 34th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.