Mike McCarthy: Things still fluid with Aldon Smith

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Reports on Wednesday indicated the Cowboys will not re-sign Aldon Smith this offseason, but head coach Mike McCarthy sent a different message at his Thursday press conference.

McCarthy was asked why the team decided to move on without the pass rusher and he said that they have not made that decision. He said that he was involved in a conversation about Smith on Wednesday and that the door has not been shut on a return.

“That’s still fluid. I personally haven’t moved on. We’re still talking there,” McCarthy said.

Smith started every game for the Cowboys in his first action since the 2015 season and posted five sacks, 14 quarterback hits, and two fumble recoveries.

7 responses to “Mike McCarthy: Things still fluid with Aldon Smith

  1. McCarthy didn’t want to give up his place in the buffet line so he’ll get back to Aldon Smith when lunch is over with. Priorities, you know!

  2. Resign him – he was out for 5 years and will probably be better this season. I wish they negotiated like this with Dak. Instead they negotiated against themselves. All of these FAs in the secondary available on reasonable deals – Malcolm Butler, John Johnson III and Troy Hill (Browns), etc. and Dallas missed. Sign Smith to another year deal at a decent price.

  3. Was his pad level ok, buffoon? That was one of his phrases during coach speak press conference.

  4. As a human who has his own imperfections, I do wish the best for Aldon.
    The regret of wasting his prime he will live with for the rest of his life, he doesn’t need the rest of us poking fun and reminding him of that.

  5. i thumbs down your comment says:
    March 25, 2021 at 2:03 pm
    As a human who has his own imperfections, I do wish the best for Aldon.
    The regret of wasting his prime he will live with for the rest of his life, he doesn’t need the rest of us poking fun and reminding him of that.
    _________

    Agreed 100%. However, as a human who is not a Cowboys fan, I can say most of the fun poking is directed towards the team and not the player himself. I could see myself rooting harder for his redemption story if he played for a more respectable franchise, not the one that signed Greg Hardy a few short years ago.

  6. Smith probably wanted more money than they were willing to give him. Don’t be surprised if they sign him but for much less than Smith wanted. They can afford to low-ball him since nobody else is going to waste their time with this guy.

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