The NFL fined Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith $12,004 for roughing the passer in Week One, a league source tells PFT.
Smith clearly hit Rams quarterback Jared Goff in the head with 3:43 remaining in the third quarter, but officials missed it. Goff’s pass intended for Van Jefferson was intercepted by Chidobe Awuzie and led to a Cowboys’ field goal.
A penalty would have negated the pick and moved the ball to the Rams 45.
Playing his first game since 2015, Smith made a sack, 11 tackles and two quarterback hits in the Cowboys’ loss to the Rams in the season opener.