Cowboys’ Aldon Smith Reinstated by the NFL
Things just keep coming up positive for the Dallas Cowboys this off season. Of course, the one big positive they need is Dak Prescott signing to a long term deal, but we'll get to that in a minute.
The Cowboys decided to take a chance and sign Aldon Smith this off season. The deal was for one year worth $4 million, but the team was still hoping Smith would be reinstated by the NFL. That has now happened and Smith will be out on the field with a defensive line that already has Demarcus Lawrence, Gerald McCoy, Dontari Poe, and Dorance Armstrong. Smith hasn't played a game in the NFL since November 15th, 2015 because of suspensions.
Back in 2015, Smith had a one year suspension handed down to him for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse. But a year later, Smith was still trying to get back in the league, and in February of 2017, it got even worse for him as he was under investigation for domestic violence. Then fast forward to March of 2018 and he was arrested after turning himself in for violating a restraining order.
So, yeah. Things have been a bit rocky for Aldon Smith. But the hope is he's finally turned things around and bring to the field the same level play he brought back in 2012 when he has 19.5 sacks. Okay, that many sacks is probably out of the question, but just a third of that would be a win for the Cowboys.
Now, quick note on Dak Prescott. The Cowboys just recently offered him a 5 year deal worth $175 million, but it's still not they money that is preventing this from happening. Dak still wants just a 4 year deal.