Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) celebrates his sack against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys interested in Jared Allen at fair price


The Dallas Cowboys have a need for a starting defensive end who can sack the quarterback after the team released the franchise’s all-time sack leader DeMarcus Ware on Tuesday and later signed with the Denver Broncos.

Earlier today we reported that the team is interested in former Chicago Bears end Julius Peppers and the Star-Telegram reports the team is also interested in former Minnesota Vikings end Jared Allen, provided his price tag comes down.

Allen had 11.5 sacks last season and has more career sacks than Ware, but the issues for the Cowboys is if they’ll be able to fit him in under the cap where they have only $8 million in cap space.

Allen reportedly is seeking $10 million per season and with the team’s pressing needs at defensive tackle along with end, could find it tough to add Allen unless he drops his price tag, perhaps by as much as $5 million.

The Cowboys looking for a bargain when they should have just compromised with Ware.

Tags: 2014 NFL Free Agency Dallas Cowboys Jared Allen

  • Earl Robertson

    Comprimse??? Ware didn’t want to take a pay cut he would have restructured but all that would do is cause more problems, but when guys are over 30 all they looking for is money and you can’t blame them

  • gabriel

    Ware would have been more expensive then allen you dummy patrick schmidt

  • http://yahoo.com Antwain Chef Bones Curtis Sr.

    Raiders and jared go together like subway and jared