Jerry Jones has certainly proved he is not afraid to take risky moves as he desperately wants to win another Super Bowl.
In fact, he proved that once again this offseason.
His eagerness of acquiring great talent at a cheap rate was on display as he decided to sign LB Aldon Smith.
Smith showed promise to be one of the best at his position during his time with the San Francisco 49ers.
But, after a couple off the field incidents, he found himself a free agent.
Now, Smith is back from a 4-year break and it appears as if he will be a Cowboy for a long time.
Jerry Jones Hints At Extension For Smith
In the offseason, the Cowboys pretty much shocked the world by signing Aldon Smith.
He was signed to a cheap one year contract; a sort of “prove it” deal.
🚨 NFL SIGNING 🚨
The Dallas Cowboys have signed former Pro Bowl LB Aldon Smith, contingent upon Smith's reinstatement, per @JayGlazer.
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) April 2, 2020
Not too many people expected Smith to be in good football shape after missing four years.
But, he proved them all wrong as he is having a pretty good year for the Cowboys.
In fact, he has been a bright spot in what has been a porous Dallas defense.
Smith leads the team in sacks (5) and as of late, there are reports that Dallas wants to extend him.
Cowboys hope to sign Aldon Smith to long-term deal https://t.co/1fLntrVz32
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 13, 2020
In Jerry Jones’ weekly radio appearance, he touched upon the impact Smith has had on this team.
“But every time he’s stepping out there, he’s gaming on it, and that’s interesting to be at this stage of his career. But he’s an absolute unique in every way pressure player. We want to maximize our relationship with him. We’ve all got a good one with him. Proud of him. Proud for him. Proud that he’s given himself this chance, and we’re going to help him do it.”
Jerry is clearly a fan of the turnaround that Smith has displayed in his NFL career.
While many may not believe this, remember, the Cowboys turned down potential trade offers for Smith at the trade deadline.
Future Of The Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys currently sit at 2-7 and at the bottom of the NFC East.
Believe it or not, they still have a chance of making the playoffs as they can win their division if they are able to string along a couple of wins towards the end of the season.
Regardless of what happens, the Cowboys are going to have to make some tough decisions this offseason.
The most obvious one being, what do they do with Dak Prescott?
Troy Aikman on Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s future: “His big payday, multiyear contract is coming. And I’ll be the happiest person around for him.”
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) November 12, 2020
Many people feel the Cowboys will indeed bring him back, including the former Cowboy, Troy Aikman.
Will the Cowboys potentially pursue a trade of Lawrence in the offseason?
With the good play of Smith and potential resigning of him, maybe the Cowboys will try and move off DLaw.
Zeke has been another name headlined as the Cowboys may move off of him this offseason.
Regardless, the Cowboys are going to need to do some reevaluating as this season has been quite disappointing.