Cowboys offered to make Prescott 2nd-highest-paid QB

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He hasn't played in the NFL since 2015, when he was suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy while with the Oakland Raiders. Jim Tomsula, who coached Smith for four years with the San Francisco 49ers, was hired as the Cowboys new defensive line coach in January. He was first suspended with the 49ers in 2014 before receiving a one-year ban in November 2015 with the Raiders.

Smith will be able to take part in meetings with Cowboys coaches and teammates in the virtual offseason program beginning Tuesday. Still on the Raiders' roster, he was released in 2018 following a domestic violence incident in which he was named a suspect. What the Cowboys are hoping for is this combination can replace the 11.5 sacks Robert Quinn provided in 2019. He made a connection with new Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy previous year at a Los Angeles gym where he was working out, and he had his best two seasons with the Niners under current Cowboys defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, including a 19.5-sack season in 2012, when he was named an All-Pro. He told TMZ he is now "an overall better person". "I think as long as we do what we need to do and everybody plays to their potential anything's possible". He had 44 sacks in 50 games during his first four National Football League seasons in San Francisco with defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, now on the Cowboys staff for new head coach Mike McCarthy. With how life is for me now, I'm just looking forward to seeing what I can do. For me to have the opportunity to get back and do something that I love, something that I enjoyed - just to have that opportunity again means a lot. By being reinstated, he will receive $90,000 from the Cowboys and can make up to $4 million if he reaches multiple incentives in the contract.



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