Ten Free Agents The Cowboys Could Sign This Offseason

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Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) against the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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Tags: 2014 Free Agency Dallas Cowboys Free Agents Richie Incognito

  • BradAustin

    Call me aloof, but I’d like to see Incognito in the middle of our line. Leary, Frederick, and Incognito would form 3 powerful bad boys pounding at the heart of a defense. Regardless of the outcome of the investigation, the NFL will keep a close eye on Richie so I doubt he will act out as much as he may have. And him being on a short leash with the league would have to reduce his salary demands significantly I’d think. After having a soft line for so many years, we could roll out a very solid bunch with that guy in there for Bernadeau. The running game could become a real force again.

    • SmartThinking

      Great! More problem players to have to suffer through. Sure. Come to Dallas! We’ll pay you twice what your worth and you can play a year or two and get thrown off the team with lots of money in your pocket. As if TO, an early Bryant, the drunk guy lineman and more problem players’ names I can’t think of, but still remember with a shudder, weren’t enough to bring this team to its knees!

      This team needs less drama, fewer headlines from the police blotter and better performance from players who keep their heads down and their off- field actions to an absolute minimum.

      Of course, that’s just my opinion.

  • SmartThinking

    All but three of these guys you’ve named above each make at least 25% of Dallas’ cap overage! Each!

    Allen makes, what, three times the Dallas cap overage?

    Everyone moans and groans why Dallas doesn’t have better players when, the truth is, this team is so mired in debt, not only can it not afford quality free agent players, it’d be hard for them to buy a package of gum with the budget restraints Jones and his bunch have saddled this team with!

    • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

      It’s pretty simple. They just don’t have the money to sign top player. I don’t know why writers waste their time with article like this.