• Brian L. Barefield

SEEKING REDEMPTION Cowboys agree to terms with former Pro-Bowl defensive player Aldon Smith.

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is a true believer in giving players with troubled past second chances. Sometimes third and fourth chances as well.

It was Jones who signed former defensive back Adam "Pacman" Jones after multiple run-ins with law enforcement officials. It was also the "Mayor of Jerry's World" who signed former defensive lineman Greg Hardy after his domestic violence issues.

Well on Tuesday, Jones extended another former player former player an opportunity to play for the Cowboys and hopefully get his life back in order. Dallas signed former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders LB/DE Aldon Smith to a 1-year, $4 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys. Jay Glazer from Fox Sports broke the story on Tuesday.

Smith who is still on suspension by the league from 2015 is in the process of applying for NFL reinstatement. He was in an alleged hit-and-run accident, has a DUI, and a charge of vandalism. Not to mention his constant use of marijuana. Smith applied for reinstatement back in 2016 but was denied.

The former 2011 first-round pick recorded 33.5 sacks in his first two NFL seasons and 42 sacks in his first 43 games.

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