Jaylon Smith stepped up in Sean Lee's absence

December 7th, 2017 - The Dallas Cowboys continue to get ready for the New York Giants this week.

Sean Lee is back at linebacker for Dallas this week after a four week absence.

 He was missed, but head coach Jason Garrett says Jaylon Smith did a good job while Lee was gone, and he expects the second year player to keep getting better every time out.

"He's just getting better and better. Every time he goes out there, he's better than the time before," Jason Garrett said. "We've tried to transition him in the way you would a rookie, and make sure you put him in situations he can handle."

"We've had some injuries in the linebacker spot, he's played a lot of snaps in some games, but he's learned from those experiences," Garrett said. 

"I do think he's seeing things better, I do think he's playing with more patience, and that's not taking away from his ability to run to the football and make big hits on the ball. He's getting better and better, he approaches it the right way, he practices the right way, and learns from his experiences both good and bad."

Smith and the Cowboys can make it two straight wins by beating the Giants on Sunday. That game starts at noon.

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