After serving an indefinite suspension from 2016 to 2019 for a number of off-field incidents and violations of the league’s substance abuse coverage, Smith joined the Cowboys in 2020 on a one-year deal that would have paid him as much as $four million primarily based on sure incentives.
The 31-year-old Smith completed the season with 5 sacks — together with three in Week three in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks. He was second to DeMarcus Lawrence on the Cowboys with 33 quarterback pressures and had 48 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and a pair of fumble recoveries, returning one for a landing.
The choice to not convey again Smith was strengthened by the Cowboys’ signing of veteran free-agent defensive finish Tarell Basham.
Additionally on Wednesday, the Cowboys agreed to a one-year cope with security Jayron Kearse after his go to to The Star, a supply instructed ESPN.
ESPN’s Todd Archer contributed to this report.