Dallas has had a busy offseason, signing wide receiver Amari Cooper to a five-year, $100m deal, adding a free agent class headlined by kicker Greg Zuerlein, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and quarterback Andy Dalton, and drafting wide receiver CeeDee Lamb in the first round last month.
However, the former second-round pick remains suspended indefinitely, and a report from April indicated that we wouldn't receive any clarity until after the NFL Draft. Smith was reinstated after meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on a video teleconference last week.More news: McConnell: Dems Trying to ‘Incentivize’ Unemployment in Latest Coronavirus Relief Bill
"He wants a four-year deal", Simms says. The contract would pay him $910,000 in base salary for the 2020 regular season, per ESPN, with a $40,625 bonus each time he is listed as active on a game day roster. He has incentives totaling $2 million for sacks: $500,000 for eight, $1 million for 10, $1.5 million for 12 and $2 million for 14.
Smith was a Pro Bowler and an All-Pro selection during the 2012 season.More news: Ford Chicago SUV Factory Shut down again after Running Short of Seats
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. DeMarcus Lawrence is the Cowboys' best pass-rusher, but he had just five sacks in 2019. He has had multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy and has not played since the 2018 playoffs against the Los Angeles Rams. "It's refreshing to see the National Football League following through on their stated goal to focus more on rehabbing players than punishing players". 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. He was first suspended with the 49ers in 2014 before receiving a one-year ban in November 2015 with the Raiders.More news: Osaka named richest female athlete in the world