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Could Cowboys make move for Jared Allen?

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06:36 PM ET 10.28 | On Sunday morning, it was initially reported that Minnesota Vikings five-time Pro Bowler Jared Allen could be on his way out of town before the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. The Vikings sit at 1-6, so they could be looking to part ways with one of the most valuable assets on their team, especially if it means getting at least a third-round pick in return so they can begin their rebuilding process. One team that would be an obvious fit for Allen is the Dallas Cowboys, who are always looking to make a splash and improve their team. Some late heartbreaking losses have hurt the team's record and they have had plenty of injuries along the defensive line, including placing Anthony Spencer on the injured reserve list, so adding Allen to play opposite DeMarcus Ware could be one of the most dangerous pass rushing duos in the league outside of Kansas City. If the Cowboys wanted to bring in Allen, they would need to part ways with a premium draft pick, but perhaps they could add in wide receiver Miles Austin who doesn't appear to be in their future plans, thanks to the emergence of rookie Terrence Williams.

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October 28, 2013  10:32 PM ET

$2M under the cap.


Good luck with all that.

October 28, 2013  10:42 PM ET

Pats are a better fit. But they'd probably get a third rounder when he leaves as a FA anyway, and I do see either Dallas or Hoodie giving up a 3rd rounder right now.

October 28, 2013  10:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Pats are a better fit. But they'd probably get a third rounder when he leaves as a FA anyway, and I do see either Dallas or Hoodie giving up a 3rd rounder right now.

I mean, " do not see".

October 28, 2013  11:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

$2M under the cap. Good luck with all that.

He can try paying with Jerry Bucks and IOUs.

October 29, 2013  02:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

$2M under the cap. Good luck with all that.

Intercom on the practice field: Tony Romo, please report to Jerry's office....

October 29, 2013  03:03 AM ET

NFL teams shouldn't bother trading for aging vets these days. The salary cap can get tight in a hurry and draft picks tend to be more valuable in the long run anyway.

And Dallas, in particular, should absolutely not be trading draft picks for highly compensated vets at any time in the near future. Cowboys are allegedly gonna be 31 million bucks over the cap next year as is; they certainly don't need to be considering adding salary right now.

October 29, 2013  03:04 AM ET
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Cowboys are allegedly gonna be 31 million bucks over the cap next year as is; they certainly don't need to be considering adding salary right now.

Which probably means JJ is about two seconds away from announcing some stupid blockbuster trade.

October 29, 2013  06:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He can try paying with Jerry Bucks and IOUs.

I think Dez does...

October 29, 2013  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Pats are a better fit. But they'd probably get a third rounder when he leaves as a FA anyway, and I do see either Dallas or Hoodie giving up a 3rd rounder right now.

Love to see it but the Pats just signed Andre Carter.

October 29, 2013  12:12 PM ET

I think they and others have passed on him already. My take, Spielman tried to peddle him last week via feelers he was available and either no interest or his price, a number two pick, was too high. Ziggy said they would not be trading him so he knew already the market was dead. I think today is dead too.

October 29, 2013  01:29 PM ET

Schefter tweeted that Seattle offered a third. Considering Allen would garner a fifth on the compensatory draft, it may happen, but I still doubt it.

October 29, 2013  05:56 PM ET

One team that would be an obvious fit for Allen is the Dallas Cowboys -- ya' right ... and after this deal Missy Brady will go to the Vi-Queens ...

 
October 30, 2013  02:53 AM ET
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$2M under the cap. Good luck with all that.

Jones could offer up the large screen monitors in the stadium for leverage.

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