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Rod Smith

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Height: 
6-3

Weight:

240

Age

25
Ohio State
3 Years Pro

2017 Season

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  • yds8
  • avg4
  • tds0
stats

TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

11/13/16: Waived and signed to Dallas’ practice squad.

10/14/15: Claimed off waivers by Dallas.

10/10/15: Activated and waived (10/13).

Gameday Photos

Biography

Rod Smith signed with the Dallas Cowboys midway through the 2015 season in an effort to bolster the depth at the running back position behind 1,000-yard rusher Darren McFadden. Smith originally signed with Seattle as a rookie free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft, but was waived after one game on the active roster. Dallas claimed him off waivers, and he played in 10 games for Dallas over the remainder of the year as a special teams contributor. He finished the year with five yards on two carries and one catch for six yards offensively. He moved to fullback in 2016 where he played in seven games before spending the remainder of the season on the club’s practice squad. Smith returns in 2017 looking to take on the role as the club’s lead blocker.

 

2016:

  • Played in the first seven games of the season before landing on the practice squad for the remaining 10 weeks.

2015 (Seattle/Dallas):

  • Signed with Seattle as a rookie free agent, played in one game, was waived (10/13) and claimed by Dallas on Oct. 14 where he played in 10 games.
  • Made his NFL debut at Cincinnati (10/11) and rushed twice for five yards while also playing on special teams.
  • Made his Cowboys debut against Seattle (11/1) but did not have any stats.
  •  RECORDSReturned his first career kickoff for 26 yards at Tampa Bay (11/15), then caught his first career pass for six yards on Thanksgiving Day against Carolina (11/26).

COLLEGE:

  • Finished his five-year career as a running back at Ohio State with 40 games played, amassing 107 carries for 549 yards (5.1) and eight touchdowns as primarily a goal line back, while adding nine catches for 94 yards and a touchdown out of the backfield.
  • Played in seven games as a fifth-year senior in 2014, rushing 24 times for 101 yards and a career-high four touchdowns.
  • Played in 10 games in 2013, rushing 22 times for 117 yards and a touchdown.
  • Appeared in all 12 games for the unbeaten Buckeyes in 2012 and was in on 75 snaps from scrimmage, regis- tering career-bests in rushing attempts (32), yards (215) and average (6.7), adding two touchdowns. He also contributed on special teams, leading the team in kickoff returns (13), yards (303) and average (23.3).
  • Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and had carries in three of them, totaling 29 rushes for 116 yards (4.0) and a touchdown.

PERSONAL:

  • Carried the football 1,000 times during his high school career at Paul Harding, Ind., High School and set the SAC conference career rushing record with 6,625 yards with 66 touchdowns.
  • Also was all-conference in basketball and ran on the state runner-up 4x100 relay team.
  • Teamed with Dallas’ 2016 first round pick Ezekiel Elliott at Ohio State, and his brother, Jaylon, was Dallas’ second round selection in 2016.
  • Majored in African-American studies.
  • Has a daughter, Sydney.

COMMUNITY:

  • 2015 Rookie Club presented by UnitedHealthcare.
  • 2015 Early Thanksgiving Day meal at The Salvation Army.
  • 2016-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
  • Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
seasonteamggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
2017DAL502848011818180--
2016DAL70-----14440--
2015SEA10252.530-------
2015DAL100-----16660--
TOTAL4133.3803289.318000

Recent Games

rushingreceivingfumbles
wkopresultattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
5GBL 31-35-----11818180--
4LAL 30-35------------
3@ARIW 28-17------------
2@DENL 17-4228480-------
1NYGW 19-3------------

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2017DAL520.4841.6080-000
2016DAL7------------
2015SEA12252.5503150000
2015DAL10------------
TOTAL 2340.2133.30.608125000

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2017DAL5118183.61800010
2016DAL71440.6400000
2015SEA1----------
2015DAL101660.6600010
TOTAL 233289.31.21800020

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017DAL5---------
2016DAL7119191900000
2015SEA1---------
2015DAL10126262601000
TOTAL 2324522.52601000

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017DAL53300-0-----
2016DAL71100-0-----
2015SEA10----------
2015DAL100----------
TOTAL 23440000000-0

preseason

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
008/03/2017ARIW 18-20101864-160325-120--
108/12/2017@LAL 10-131012-2015-50--
208/19/2017INDW 19-2410753-200327-100--
308/26/2017OAKW 20-2410311-60-------
TOTAL 4029130-200757-120--

regular season

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
109/10/2017NYGW 3-1910------------
209/17/2017@DENL 17-421028-80-------
309/25/2017@ARIW 28-1710------------
410/01/2017LAL 35-3010------------
510/08/2017GBL 35-3110-----118-180--
TOTAL 5028-80118-180--

rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Arizona Cardinals1------
Denver Broncos1284800
Green Bay Packers1------
Los Angeles Rams1------
New York Giants1------

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division4284800
vs AFC Teams1284800
vs NFC Teams4------
vs Own Division1------

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
October2------
September3284800

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
AT&T Stadium3------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1284800
University of Phoenix Stadium1------

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses3284800
Wins2------

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Mondays1------
Sundays4284800

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Arizona Cardinals1---------
Denver Broncos1---------
Green Bay Packers111818181-000
Los Angeles Rams1---------
New York Giants1---------

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division411818181-000
vs AFC Teams1---------
vs NFC Teams411818181-000
vs Own Division1---------

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
October211818181-000
September3---------

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
AT&T Stadium311818181-000
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1---------
University of Phoenix Stadium1---------

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses311818181-000
Wins2---------

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Mondays1---------
Sundays411818181-000

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals11100-0-----
Denver Broncos11100-0-----
Green Bay Packers10----------
Los Angeles Rams11100-0-----
New York Giants10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division43300-0-----
vs AFC Teams11100-0-----
vs NFC Teams42200-0-----
vs Own Division10----------

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
October21100-0-----
September32200-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium31100-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High11100-0-----
University of Phoenix Stadium11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses32200-0-----
Wins21100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays11100-0-----
Sundays42200-0-----

Rushing splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Grass2284800
Turf3------

Rushing splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Home Games3------
Road Games2284800

Rushing splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Ahead------
Ahead by 1-8 Points------
Behind284800
Behind by 1-8 Points------
Tied------

Rushing splits - HALF

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
1st Half------
2nd Half284800
Last Two Minutes of Half284800

Rushing splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line------
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line284800

Rushing splits - QUARTERS

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
1st Quarter------
2nd Quarter------
4th Quarter284800

Rushing splits - ATTEMPTS

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Attempts 1-Through-10284800

Rushing splits - MARGIN

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Margin 0-72------
Margin 15+2284800
Margin 8-141------