Former 49ers and Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith, who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2015, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys that is worth up to $4 million, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Dan Graziano.
Smith, 30, was suspended by the NFL for a year on Nov. 17, 2015, after numerous brushes with the law and the league’s substance abuse policy. The league has yet to reinstate him, though a source told ESPN that Smith has applied for reinstatement and is awaiting a response from the league.
Smith, a first-round pick of the 49ers in 2011 and a first-team All-Pro in 2012 who had 44 sacks in his first three seasons, has had several run-ins with the law. He has been arrested on DUI charges multiple times and has previously faced weapons charges that were later reduced.
He played nine games for the Raiders in 2015, with seven starts, and had 3.5 sacks.
In November 2018, he pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges as part of a plea deal with San Francisco prosecutors to settle a domestic violence case from earlier that year.
Fox Sports first reported the news about the Cowboys agreeing to a deal with Smith.
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