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Report: Cowboys Won’t Bring Back DE Aldon Smith in 2021

The Dallas signed Aldon Smith to a one-year deal last April after a five-year hiatus from the gridiron as he dealt with off-the-field issues, making him one of the feel-good stories of the .

His return to the Cowboys was something under consideration, that was until Wednesday afternoon. According to ’s Ed Werder, the 31-year old will not be back in Dallas in 2021.

Smith came out on fire last season with four sacks in the first three games which included a three-sack performance against the . Unfortunately, his production took a significant dip afterward with just one sack for the rest of the season. He finished with 48 tackles, five sacks, two pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, and a defensive touchdown in 16 starts. Also, his 70.0 pass-rush grade was 31st last season according to Pro .

The Cowboys may have already covered their bases with Smith’s role next season with the signing of edge rusher Tarell Basham last week. Nonetheless, the former All-Pro will now look to continue his redemption story elsewhere in 2021.

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  1. Agreed JV , he was doing really good , I think he slowed down towards the end of the season cuz he hadn’t played in like 5 years before this ,

    the reason why he won’t be with us is they probably see that he’s gonna have a good amount of suitors and the boys don’t want to get in a bidding war , it is what it is

  2. I like Aldon, but to outright say we are not re-signing without a dollar figure involved leaves me to believe there is some other bigger factor involved… and everybody knows Jerry is the first to give 2nd chances…. I hope he is good in his everyday life.

  3. So unfortunate. I normally give long spills but Not to much to say about this.
    Wish he still could have been a cowboy, even if was for strong depth.
    Will be missing this 1. Believe this is a mistake. Bring a guy in give him a long shot and he did ok. Disapointing loss here!

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