Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith took another step Wednesday in his long journey back from a devastating knee injury, practicing in full pads for the first time in 19 months.
“It’s just a great feeling, a huge accomplishment to get back on the field with my teammates,” Smith told reporters (via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram). “It was about moving forward. It was full pads. It’s a lot of things that come with it, the nitty gritty and the real contact. It was something I embraced today and was able to get after it.”
“That’s a coach’s dream, to have that kind of prediction because there is no pressure on you but I think that is total bull,” Ryan said. “If that is the case, why was I fired when I was fired if that’s how bad this team was? So I don’t get that. To saddle them with four wins, I totally disagree with that.”
Later in the interview Ryan showed similar support and belief in President Donald Trump, whom he introduced at a rally in Buffalo in April 2016.
“I am proud to be an acquaintance of Donald Trump. I felt honored he asked me to speak,” Ryan said. “I’m not a politician I don’t know politics that well. Just because I support Donald Trump doesn’t mean I support 100 percent everything he has ever done. I’m proud I know Donald Trump and I support him. And by the way, he happens to be our President. And I think anybody who is against him now is against our country. Without question, I’m proud to be a proud supporter of Donald Trump.”
The full interview can be found here.