Jaylon Smith is finally ready to take the field.

The Dallas Cowboys linebacker will play Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts, owner Jerry Jones told Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News on Tuesday.

A second-round pick in 2016, Smith was forced to miss his entire rookie campaign due to the significant knee injury he suffered in his final collegiate game with Notre Dame. The 22-year-old appeared to be inching closer to a return late last month, but didn’t play in Dallas’ first two preseason games.

If Smith is healthy and able to contribute this season it would be a big boost for the Cowboys, as he likely would have been a first-round selection if not for the knee injury.

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