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Tanya Simon
May 23, 2020

The NFL has conditionally reinstated Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith, according to multiple reports.

Smith was reinstated by the league Wednesday following a videoconference with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo reported.

Smith signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys last month and will be able to join the team's virtual offseason program next week and meet with team-mates and coaches.

Smith will earn a $910,000 base salary and $40,625 every time he is on the active game-day roster, totaling $650,000.

"I'm an overall better person", Smith said.

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Apart from the contract, another possible lure for Smith to sign with Dallas may have been the presence of defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, who was on the 49ers' staff when Smith was at his most productive.

The Cowboys did not select a pass-rusher until the fifth round of the 2020 National Football League draft, when they took Bradlee Anae. What the Cowboys are hoping for is this combination can replace the 11.5 sacks Robert Quinn provided in 2019.

Smith will a part of a rotation with rookie Bradlee Anae and the hopefully soon-to-be reinstated Randy Gregory coming off the right edge opposite DeMarcus Lawrence.

In all, Smith has 47.5 sacks and six forced fumbles in 59 career games (37 starts).

Smith had his first off-the-field incident in 2013, when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing his truck into a tree in a residential neighborhood in San Jose, California. San Francisco released him in August 2015 following an arrest the day before on charges of driving under the influence, hit-and-run and vandalism. Smith having that familiarity with a coach, especially one that helped guide him to 33.5 sacks in his first two years, will be another brick to a solid foundation for him going forward.

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