Jared Allen will visit the Cowboys on Tuesday

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Sunday night, we pegged the a team that can’t even finagle a wild-card playoff berth as a wild card for defensive end Jared Allen.

Ed Werder of ESPN has since reported that, indeed, Allen will visit with the Cowboys.  Specifically, Werder reports that the visit will happen on Tuesday, and that it will involve Cowboys coaches.

According to NFLPA records (which routinely conflict with the NFL’s official calculations), the Cowboys currently have $7.2 million in cap space.  Keep in mind, however, that the Saints were able to give safety Jairus Byrd a contract worth $9 million per year with a cap number of only $3.13 million in 2014.

Allen definitely would fill a need in Dallas.  If his goal is to win, however, it makes more sense to replace Chris Clemons in the rotation of high-end pass rushers in Seattle.

Maybe he just wants to know how much he’s leaving on the table if he decides to take less money to play for a team far more likely to make it to Allen’s adopted state of Arizona in February.

29 responses to “Jared Allen will visit the Cowboys on Tuesday

  1. “If his goal is to win” One could easily assume that is the case since he doesn’t want to go back to the Vikings. He’s already experienced what it feels like to finish in last place, he’s looking for an upgrade.

  2. Is it really worth $8-10 million for a guy who just wants the money & will retire if he doesn’t get it? Not sure, even on a 1 or 2 year rental. Hope the Seahawks pass at that price.

  3. As a hawks fan I am becoming concerned with Allen signing with the team if the only teams he can scrounge up to “drive up the price” are the Raiders and Cowboys. In PC/JS we trust…

  4. I love when people talk about how little space Dallas has. Contracts aren’t evenly distributed over the life of the contract Dallas could sign Allen for 5 mill a year over two just three would be year one and the rest year two. Not saying that’s the deal but what they have this year is only a portion of the equation

  5. Ted T made a huge mistake not taking this guy. He is faster, more enthusiastic and two years younger than a suspect Peppers. Oh, well I see this as a very telling year for the Pack anyways. Fighting with the Bears for the rights to the basement not the top of the heep.
    Ted’s poor drafting and lack of free agent play will come to rest this year and several more.

  6. I love that Seachicken fans think they are the greatest franchise ever.
    You have been the doormats of the NFL since your inception in 1976 and you just now FINALLY won a Superbowl. ONE JUST ONE

  7. The Saints were able to fit Byrd in with minimal 2014 cap space impact because they spread it out over a six year contract. Allen is too old for that. Of course we shouldn’t rule out Jerrah doing that anyway given his track record.

  8. He said he wants to play regularly, for a winner and get a top-level contract. He’s now finding that playoff teams don’t want him under those conditions — he’s either going to have to play part-time and take less money — or play for a team like the Cowboys. He ought to swallow his pride and play for the, gulp, Seahawks.

  9. Figures…..Dallas “can’t afford” to keep their best pass rusher, but somehow wants to talk with a guy that will “ONLY sign” for his idea of his market value, even with declining numbers.

    If Allen is simply all about the money, he shouldn’t bother to come to Seattle, look at their cap casualties, and players that restructured to stay, they aren’t about overpaying.
    If he wants a shot at a ring…..ask Bennett or Avril if they feel cheated for last season?

  10. fanme57…

    You can also ask former Viking players Percy Harvin, Syndey Rice and former coordinator Darrell Bevell what’s it like to be on top of the world instead of never making it to the promised land like Minnesota.

  11. Allen willing to possibly got to the Cowboys the NFL’S most mediocre team. What does that say about the pathetic state of the Vikings?

  12. Two years removed from 22 sacks and MVP talk followed by at least 11 sacks the following two seasons and one with a torn labrum. Allen could still break the sack record and has plenty left in the tank. Dallas might even see more sacks out of Allen than Ware would have produced.

  13. Some of the Packers’ free agents are trickling home because the grass isn’t always greener. Is this something Viking fans would embrace, or are you done with him? Serious question.

  14. How could my question get five thumbs down without a single response? Would you (Viking fans) like this guy back or not? Jeez.

  15. 1) Dallas IS a winner compared to the vikings.

    2) Jared Allen is not worth what he thinks or what the vikings think.

    3) Allen is worth the veteran minimum to the Seahawks.

    4) Allen is the one who last year urged his viking coworkers to “embrace the suck.” Few teams want a suck embracer, especially the Seahawks.

    5) The best money for Allen may be with the Cowboys but he will get exposed quickly as not worth it.

    With such a limited market he ought to just quit football.

  16. stellar asked if we we would welcome Allen’s return in MN. well, with the hiring of Norv Turner, our defense is transitioning from “pass rush” to “run block”. much love to Allen, his play style won’t mesh with our new D.

  17. ….hey jared…..come to green bay…..you’ve been a thorn in our side for years…..but we still managed to consistently beat your lowly vikings…..so….join a WINNER….

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