Aldon Smith made a successful return to the NFL in 2020 as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. While his sack production dried up after an early flash, the 31-year-old proved he could still contribute despite age and a five-year absence from football. Now a free agent again, Smith is reportedly still on the Cowboys’ radar for a return in 2021.
REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Still Considering Bringing Back Aldon Smith
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