NBA video: JR Smith goes bonkers celebrating Cowboys' win over Giants on Monday Night Football
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JR Smith goes bonkers celebrating Cowboys’ win over Giants on Monday Night Football

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JR Smith is still hoping to land a spot with a team in the NBA. In the meantime, however, the former NBA champion is showing his support for the Dallas Cowboys.

Smith, who was waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 15, was in attendance at MetLife Stadium for Dallas’ matchup against the New York Giants on Monday night. After three quarters of close competition, the Cowboys pulled away in the fourth, earning a 35-17 victory.

A known Cowboys fan, Smith took to social media to share his excitement. Silence crept over the crowd late in the game, and Swish was there to document the scene. He tried to lead a chant of “Let’s go Cowboys,” but he was standing in a sea of Giants fans.

Whether or not Smith will land a job with an NBA team this season remains to be seen. There were said to be several squads interested in the 34-year-old’s services, including the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers. However, no deals have come to fruition.

Smith’s role with the Cavs was gradually cut, as the team is gearing towards a rebuild around its young core of Collin Sexton and Darius Garland. Still, J.R. is a capable shooter, and he could be a solid contributor off the bench. He is, after all, a 37.3 percent shooter from three-point land for his career.

In his 11 appearances with the Cavs last season, Smith racked up averages of 6.7 points on 34.2 percent shooting from the field (30.8 percent from beyond the arc), 1.9 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 20.2 minutes per outing.