There were a lot of rock-solid performances for the Dallas Cowboys in their 30-7 win over the Cincinnati Bengals yesterday. But one Cowboys player deserves major props after he broke his hand and stayed in the game.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Cowboys CB Saivion Smith broke his hand midway through yesterday’s game. But if the injury bothered Smith at all, he hid it pretty well.
Saivion Smith wound up playing 61 of Dallas’ 72 defensive snaps and one special teams snap yesterday. Only five Cowboys players finished with more snaps than he did.
Smith was solid in coverage too. He finished the game with three tackles as the Cowboys kept Cincinnati out of the endzone in the second half.
#Cowboys CB Saivion Smith, who impressed in coverage yesterday, broke his hand midway through the game… and came back and played, source said. He may not even miss time.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 14, 2020
Saivion Smith is getting all kinds of props on Twitter from Cowboys fans for his toughness. Alabama fans are especially happy to see the former Crimson Tide star staying out there like a trooper.
“I respect him for continuing to fight to through the injury for the team. That’s that Alabama mentality,” one fan wrote.
“That’s Saivion. Bama built,” wrote another.
Saivion Smith has had an interesting journey to the NFL to say the least. His three-year college career was spent at three different schools – LSU, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Alabama.
He went undrafted in 2019 and took his talents to the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks instead. Smith appeared in two games for the XFL team, recording eight tackles and a pass defended.
His solid XFL play earned him a spot on the Dallas Cowboys, and he’s now got six appearances for the team under his belt.
Keep up the great work, Saivion! (And maybe consider getting that hand checked out.)
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