Dallas Cowboys DE Aldon Smith has had a miraculous comeback to the National Football League.
After being away from the game nearly 5 years, the Cowboys defensive end seems to have found redemption and a new home in Dallas, TX with the Cowboys.
Smith, 31, has five sacks on the season and at times has looked liked the dominant player he was coming out of the University of Missouri when he was drafted 7th overall back in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The former 49ers and Raiders star had his best game against the Seahawks back in Week 3 when he posted three sacks in a dominant performance despite the Cowboys losing 38-31.
The Seattle Seahawks know Smith well from his days with the 49ers and were reacquainted with him during his Cowboys performance.
According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Seahawks inquired about trading for Smith ahead of the November 3rd trade deadline.
The Cowboys declined which could indicate that a long term deal could be coming for Smith at the end of the season.
It is possible the Cowboys could play wait and see with Smith if he decides to leave in free agency and potentially receive a draft pick as compensation.
Smith’s performance is remarkable considering where he has been, more importantly Smith appears to have significant sponsors in his corner including head coach Mike McCarthy which may make it easier for the Cowboys to justify keeping Smith.
The NFL Trade Deadline takes places on Tuesday, November 3rd.
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