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Cowboys could be a wild-card for Jared Allen

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Free-agent Jared Allen is looking for a “fair contract” and a “chance to win.”

And yet he still could be interested in the Cowboys.

As Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported earlier on Sunday, Allen did indeed visit the Seahawks on Sunday.  Rapoport also pointed out that Allen could make another visit this week.

A source with knowledge of Allen’s visit to Seattle suggests that the next team Allen visits could be the Cowboys.

Dallas definitely has a need.  With DeMarcus Ware gone and Anthony Spencer a free agent, the Cowboys have added Jeremy Mincey from the Broncos.

The Bears previously have been identified as a team with interest in Allen.  Chicago has cut Julius Peppers, but has signed LaMarr Houston.

Allen, who made $73 million in six years with the Vikings, could be in no rush to sign.  Last year, John Abraham joined the Cardinals in July.

During two seasons playing with Brett Favre, Allen may have learned the value of showing up in the middle of August.

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  1. 1pwrightt says: Mar 16, 2014 10:12 PM

    I would take him in Arizona.

  2. canadianbucsfan says: Mar 16, 2014 10:13 PM

    Allen’s looking a little skinny in that picture lol

  3. 92nick182govikings says: Mar 16, 2014 10:16 PM

    Please Dallas sign him. Not the pack or the hawks.

  4. vikes89allday says: Mar 16, 2014 10:18 PM

    As a Vikings fan I think even with his age he’d be a great addition to any defensive line hopefully gets the ring he deserves sucks he has to leave the Vikings to get there…

  5. realdealsteel says: Mar 16, 2014 10:18 PM

    OH….

    So Jared Allen isn’t into EVER winning anything while he’s in the league? Well, that’s what he’s telling everybody if he signs with the Deadcows. LOL.

  6. sportsnut101 says: Mar 16, 2014 10:19 PM

    2yr 16 mill done

  7. revren10 says: Mar 16, 2014 10:19 PM

    If jared allen wants a chance to win he should go to new england not dallas last time they won a superbowl I was in elementary school

  8. rickrock6661982 says: Mar 16, 2014 10:20 PM

    If Allen is content with not playing for a Super Bowl, just resign with Minnesota.

    Playing in obscurity is better than dealing with the Jerrah-Circus.

  9. grantsbuds says: Mar 16, 2014 10:21 PM

    Perfect place for JA to rope his dawggies.

    ….and continue to be ineffective against the run and only score sacks on below average OTs.

  10. seahawk45 says: Mar 16, 2014 10:22 PM

    These is no way he signs with little D! If he wanted to play for another Loser he would just stay in Minihaha. Welcome to Seattle Jared!

  11. pats777 says: Mar 16, 2014 10:22 PM

    If they couldn’t afford to pay Ware, how can they afford to pay Allen? Cap semantics, ala Broncos style?

  12. jpash42 says: Mar 16, 2014 10:23 PM

    If he’s looking to win Dallas isn’t th place! Go Birds

  13. vikingspride says: Mar 16, 2014 10:24 PM

    No offense to Cowboys fans but I really hope that he does not sign in Dallas, I really would like to see him get a ring. I understand him not re-signing in MN, we will be lucky to get to the playoffs, but Dallas wont get to the Super Bowl while he is still in the league.

  14. BED MAN OKC says: Mar 16, 2014 10:27 PM

    Like all Chiefs fans. We thank god that coach herm Edwards got rid of Jared Allen when he did, whew.

    And thank goodness herm also got rid of tony Gonzalez when his skills were declining.

    Herm was an integral part of the chiefs success the past 7 years.

  15. bert1913 says: Mar 16, 2014 10:29 PM

    “And yet he still could be interested in the Cowboys” drops mic….

  16. tjacks7 says: Mar 16, 2014 10:32 PM

    Assuming he changes his mind on the “chance to win” part.

  17. redeemerac says: Mar 16, 2014 10:33 PM

    Knowing Jerry, it will be $60 for 4 years, 40 million guaranteed.

  18. luz56 says: Mar 16, 2014 10:39 PM

    I would add JA over Abraham here in AZ…games are won on both lines of the ball and in the tough NFC West it’s going to be an exciting brawl in 2014…AC and Allen would put AZ over the others in the division

  19. wwrgesusd says: Mar 16, 2014 10:40 PM

    Hilarious to see Jerra’s minions begging for a guy who is already talking retirement. I hope he signs a 7 yr deal with Dallas.

  20. roylp says: Mar 16, 2014 10:52 PM

    lol from the Vikings to the Cowboys. I guess he’s worried about money no winning.

  21. broncosnative says: Mar 16, 2014 10:53 PM

    Allen doesn’t deserve a ring if all he wants is to join a team that will pay him the most. Made every penny from 2 losing teams and he’s still looking to cash in big. The same offer ware accepted, Allen turned down from denver, what is it he’s looking for. I don’t see how possibly the a cowboys can afford him when they couldn’t keep ware

  22. bigpoppa5501 says: Mar 16, 2014 11:00 PM

    He would fit best into a 4-3, isn’t stout enough to be a 3-4 end and don’t imagine he could drop into coverage as a LB.

    Dallas switched to a 4-3 I believe, probably a good fit there.

  23. amazingguy101 says: Mar 16, 2014 11:03 PM

    Only if he would be LB than Vikings would take him back

  24. skins1970 says: Mar 16, 2014 11:12 PM

    Jerry Jones the one man in America that makes Vinny Cerrato and Matt Millen look like Ozzie Newsome

  25. isphet71 says: Mar 16, 2014 11:12 PM

    To be fair he has a better chance of winning in Dallas than he does in Minnesota. The Vikings are a wreck.

    They only have one legitimate star/excellent player and the rest of their roster is pretty bereft of high end talent. Especially noticeable is the extreme lack of a decent NFL QB.

  26. faepernick says: Mar 16, 2014 11:13 PM

    As a 49er fan please don’t sign with the Seahawks :) I was honestly more worried about Henry Melton signing with the Hawks over Allen but still don’t want to see him in the division. Wish the 9ers would pursue some more Dline talent but instead we made the biggest splashes in Free Agency: Blaine Gabbert and Jonathan Martin. Just threw up in my mouth a little.

  27. propertyofthebroncos says: Mar 16, 2014 11:18 PM

    Clearly winning isn’t his priority if he’s even considering this pathetic excuse of a team.

  28. hockeyfootball98 says: Mar 16, 2014 11:19 PM

    I get it most of America hates Dallas but as a fan im pretty sick of the digs on this site. Yeah they’re an everage team but they’re not terrible and are just as good as any team in the NFC east. Sign Allen and Melton and draft well, and Boys are back in it.

  29. warrioragent says: Mar 16, 2014 11:24 PM

    The only players that “deserve” rings are the ones that are wearing them. They earned it.

    The only thing Allen “deserved” was $73million.

    Vikings fans are such rubes. The guy was overpaid the last two years. He had a good run but his tank is empty.

  30. khmer379 says: Mar 16, 2014 11:24 PM

    Go to new england!

  31. cags777 says: Mar 16, 2014 11:28 PM

    Allen did have some decent games against every NFC East team this year (despite the 2-2 record). However, I think a better fit for Allen would either be Seattle or Arizona if he’s looking to get paid and win a ring in the next couple years. Good luck with the decision.

  32. dfwhawkguy says: Mar 16, 2014 11:31 PM

    A chance to win? With the Cowboys? 7 games, 8 maybe since they play in the NFC Least.

  33. backdapack4evr says: Mar 16, 2014 11:34 PM

    Why are the Vikings such trolls???

  34. golynxgo says: Mar 16, 2014 11:36 PM

    Pay him TT same as Julius
    Can you Imagine these guys Allen Peppers
    Raji Matthews maybe the secondary need not be that great Even “diminished” these guys would cause Fits for the other team

  35. rrthomasxyz says: Mar 16, 2014 11:41 PM

    Allen better be straight up with Seattle. Seattle doesn’t need him as much as he needs Seattle. If he wants a ring sign with Seattle, if he doesn’t don’t. We have Williams and Hill on the defensive line and Bowie and Bailey on the offensive line. Seattle is so deep they could skip to the draft and sign what they need.

  36. rhemish says: Mar 16, 2014 11:45 PM

    Sign him Oakland front load the contract and it won’t hurt you 3-4 years from now .

  37. hawkstradamus says: Mar 16, 2014 11:49 PM

    Cowboy fans got real excited when they saw “wild card” sadly that is as close as they will get to the playoffs.

  38. copiouscaffeine says: Mar 16, 2014 11:51 PM

    Dallas needs a leader on the field, besides Sean Lee (when present). Allen might provide some positive chemistry, a key element that was definitely missing last season.

  39. mattyork1972 says: Mar 16, 2014 11:56 PM

    I would love to have him sign a cap friendly deal to come to New Orleans.We’d give you a chance at that Ring and as much of the outdoors man he is he’d love it down in Sportsman’s Paradise. Cam Jordon on one side and Jared allen on the other and Gallete as the rush Lbers with that secondary. That would be Awesome

  40. 40for60alldaybaby says: Mar 16, 2014 11:57 PM

    Allen’s a class act and deserves to be on a winning team. The Cowboys are an absolute mess / joke and will be into the indefinite future so long as Jerry refuses to recognize his managerial incompetence.

  41. chaseutley says: Mar 16, 2014 11:59 PM

    Sure. Why not aside from no cap space? But that’s never stopped Dallas before.

    Sign Allen to a 5-year $35MM deal. $1MM per year base with a $30MM signing bonus.

    Just keep floating dead cap dollars into future years, Jerry.

    I love it!

  42. larryboodry says: Mar 17, 2014 12:22 AM

    Would love to see him still sign with the Bears, but Emery’s ‘wait-for-his-price-to-drop’ strategy will probably not work. Somebody else may be more willing to overspend.

  43. johndylanthe1st says: Mar 17, 2014 12:27 AM

    Herm Edwards didn’t get rid of Gonzalez, Scott Pioli did.

  44. alskdh says: Mar 17, 2014 12:39 AM

    Don’t miss nfl network this week. All pats all week. #dynastyalreadysolidified
    #webeatyourteamtwicw #SBPats2015+16 see you there

  45. kd75 says: Mar 17, 2014 12:46 AM

    Too bad the Cowboys can’t be a Wildcard in the playoffs…

  46. jbeagles23 says: Mar 17, 2014 12:58 AM

    Fans of the NFC west seem to forget just a few years ago that division was one of the weakest in history. Every division goes up and down through te years but their fans act like they’ve controlled the nfl forever

  47. wagon151515 says: Mar 17, 2014 2:17 AM

    Can we have one article about the Cowboys where the writer isn’t blatantly biased against them? Cowboys actually have a solid offense. 5th in scoring in the league last year. The offense could move the ball and score. The defense is what was a complete failure. The same defense that had Demarcus and Hatcher. Yet everyone is so shocked Demarcus was cut and Hatch wasn’t re-signed. The D needs to get younger, cheaper and healthier. It can’t get worse than last year when they were the worst. If the D can play anywhere near the level of the offense then yes, this team is a playoff team and with a hot streak can win a championship. As bad as the D was they were still a win away from the division title. Enough with the bias reporting already though.

  48. dontcensormebro says: Mar 17, 2014 3:52 AM

    So in other words, he won’t be a Cowboy.

    After all, we know what happens when the media predicts a “wild card” for Dallas.

  49. fissels says: Mar 17, 2014 7:03 AM

    Hey Jerry, find the next Jared Allen not the one that is used up

  50. keltictim says: Mar 17, 2014 7:26 AM

    NE needs a run stuffing MLB, we are pretty set on the outside, with the exception of maybe picking up a veteran to spell chandler and rob. Replacing spikes has to be our priority now in free agency. Preferably we replace him with an MLB that can actually drop into coverage, which is where spikes was lacking big time. Well that and discipline. I don’t see Allen filling the vet role we need on the outside. It would be nice but I have a feeling he’s going to want more playing time than platooning off the bench.

  51. officialgame says: Mar 17, 2014 7:52 AM

    Exactly why nothing Jerry Jones does makes any sense.

  52. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 17, 2014 7:52 AM

    Like the way he plays and he may a Marinelli type defensive lineman. But with his age, Jared needs to sign a contract that doesn’t go too far out.

  53. coloradofort says: Mar 17, 2014 8:08 AM

    Why such a fuss over a future 4-12 team signing and aging player?

  54. dekoda14 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:44 AM

    Forget this dude, he is old.. Sign DT. Terrance Cody and DE Robert Ayers for that type of money..

  55. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 17, 2014 9:10 AM

    I don’t think Jared helped his free agency prospects when he quit on the team last year in October. “Embracing the suck” is a skill only valued in MN.

  56. theytukrjobs says: Mar 17, 2014 9:11 AM

    I feel like Jared Allen would be really popular with Texans in general, if he isn’t already. Deal makes a lot of sense from a marketing standpoint.

  57. GBwomenrhot says: Mar 17, 2014 9:16 AM

    Would the Pack have been better with this old-timer instead of Peppers?

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