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.

57 responses to “Cowboys could be a wild-card for Jared Allen

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Perfect place for JA to rope his dawggies.

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

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

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

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

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