Glazer report: Aldon Smith signs with the Cowboys, waiting on reinstatement

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In a shocking development on Wednesday night, the Dallas Cowboys have signed linebacker Aldon Smith. He has received a one-year contract.

This contract will become official once he becomes reinstated by the NFL. He has not played since the 2015 season with the Oakland Raiders.

Former Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith warms up before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2015 NFL Season Opener
Aldon Smith warms up before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2015 NFL Season Opener (Getty Images)

While he has not been confirmed to be reinstated, the Cowboys are reportedly confident that he will be reinstated for the 2020 season. He has battled a troubled past, as he battled off-the-field issues, including multiple DUI and a domestic abuse plea agreement.

The 30-year-old is now sober. FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer made the announcement on FS1.

If he is reinstated for the upcoming season, he is guaranteed to make $2 million. He will also have an opportunity to make an additional $2 million in incentives.

The 30-year-old Kansas City, Missouri native was previously the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Raiders in his career.

In his final season in the NFL, he appeared in nine games with the Raiders, including seven starts. He also had 28 tackles, including five tackles for a loss and eight quarterback sacks.

He also had 3.5 sacks and three pass deflections.

In his career, including his first four seasons with the 49ers, he has appeared in 59 games, including 37 starts. He has had 180 tackles, including 51 tackles for a loss and 89 quarterback hits. He has also had one safety.

Smith has had 47.5 sacks, including 33.5 sacks in his first two seasons, one interception, six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and eight pass deflections.

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