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With Aldon Smith agreeing to a contract, he is the fourth former first-round pick the Cowboys have added in free agency so far, joining Gerald McCoy (2010), Dontari Poe (2012)and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (2014). Smith was the seventh pick in the 2011 draft. The Cowboys are following philosophy they have held over years in bringing in players who at one time teams liked greatly. Smith is a risk but likely mitigated by the financial commitment.

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Cowboys sign DE Smith, out of NFL since 2015

Former 49ers and Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2015, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Cowboys that is worth up to $4 million, sources told ESPN.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have agreed to a deal with defensive end Aldon Smith, a source. Smith is in the middle of the reinstatement process and has not played in a game since 2015 because of legal and substance-abuse issues. He has 47.5 career sacks and had his best seasons in San Francisco under current Cowboys defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, including a 19.5-sack season in 2012. The Cowboys could also welcome back pass rusher Randy Gregory from suspension this season.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

With the NFL announcing the expansion of the playoffs to seven teams in each conference, what would have that meant to the Cowboys in the non-playoff years during the Jason Garrett era? Nothing. They closest they would have come was in 2013 in their third straight 8-8 finish. They would have lost out on a tiebreaker for the final spot due to a head-to-head loss to Chicago. In their 9-7 finish in 2017, they would have lost tiebreakers to Detroit (conference record) and Seattle (head to head).

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