Free Agent: Defensive End Jared Allen
Age: 31 Years In The League: 10 Previous Team: Minnesota Vikings 2013 Stats: 52 Tackles, 11.5 Sacks Career Stats: 558 Tackles, 128.5 Sacks Pro Bowl Selections: 5 (2007-2009, 2011, 2012) Last Contract: 6 yrs / $73,260,069 Analysis: Rumors surrounded Valley Ranch like vultures when the NFL trading deadline approached earlier this season concerning Jared Allen and the Dallas Cowboys. But his monster contract hindered the Cowboys (and every other NFL team) from pulling the trigger on a mid-season trade. Now, Allen is free to sign with any club he wishes. But the soon-to-be 32 year old is looking for one final payday and Dallas’ would have to move around a ton of contracts and cut some bad ones in-order to afford a player like him. The Cowboys could certainly use Allen’s pass rushing skills, but his age is a concern. But I believe defensive end DeMarcus Ware would flourish by having him on the defensive line. Bottom line: money is the issue. Could it be done? Maybe. Will it? Probably not.