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There were reportedly six to eight NFL teams interested in Aldon Smith this offseason

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The Cowboys were the choice

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The third week of free agency came and went and the Dallas Cowboys didn’t exactly make a gigantic move, but they did do something that turned a lot of heads. Dallas caught literally all some folks off guard when they brought in pass rusher Aldon Smith. Considering the fact that Smith hasn’t played in the NFL since 2015 and that we are currently in the year 2020 there is understandable reason to question the move.

There is thought that Smith is in fantastic shape, though. We caught up with his agent, Ron Slavin, on the latest episode of The Ocho and he raved about Smith’s current physical status.

Slavin mentioned something particularly interesting when he noted that there were six to eight NFL teams interested in Aldon Smith this offseason. Obviously the Cowboys are the team that came away with him, and Slavin noted that they liked the plan that Dallas had for Smith the best, but they were not the only team that considered it. In fact, almost a fourth of the league did.

Ron Slavin represents other players on the Dallas Cowboys and among them is linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. The latter third of our conversation is Slavin talking about LVE’s current health situation (you’ll like what he has to say) and a bit of a reflection on teams that Vander Esch was linked to when he was entering the draft two years ago.

For what it’s worth, Slavin mentions that current Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Nolan had a particularly strong affinity for Vander Esch when he was coaching the New Orleans Saints linebackers. After wanting to for some time, Nolan will finally get to work with LVE.

Hopefully there are some great results that come of it.