The biggest name at defensive end still available on the market is Minnesota Vikings’ Jared Allen. He is reportedly seeking a $10 million dollar per year deal, like the ones DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers both received.
The Cowboys don’t have $10 million in cap space to give Allen that kind of deal, and it was reported on Tuesday that a deal wasn’t likely.
It looks like teams are running out of money to give Allen and he’ll face the decision of going to a team to chase a ring for less money or getting the deal he wants at a team less likely to contend. There is always his threat to retire as well.