Dallas Cowboys player Aldon Smith — who hasn’t stepped foot on an NFL field since 2015 — has been officially reinstated in the NFL, TMZ Sports has confirmed.
The 30-year-old former All-Pro defensive end — who battled substance and legal issues throughout his career — is finally getting another chance at a comeback.
Smith met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last Thursday … with the decision becoming official on Wednesday.
As we previously reported … Smtih has been sober and training non-stop at Fox Sports reporter Jay Glazer’s Unbreakable gym in West Hollywood in hopes of a return.
Smith signed a 1-year deal worth up to $4 million with the Cowboys in April … but was still waiting to get an update on his status with the league.
Terms of his reinstatement are unclear … but the decision allows Smith to join team meetings and other activities to prepare for the season.