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The top free agent this year is, inarguably, Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Early on just about every team in the league (or at least those blogging on their behalf) found an excuse to heave their hat into the ring. Lately, though, two teams stand out: The Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys.
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King took a moment to remind us all of the Cowboys’ Deion Sanders acquisition in 1995. Dallas has more reliable CBs on their roster now than they did 15 years ago with veteran Terrence Newman and Mike Jenkins plus Alan Ball making the switch back from safety.
When Sanders was signed, the Cowboys’ secondary featured draft flop Alundis Brice plus Clayton Holmes and Larry Brown who were both entering contract seasons.
That doesn’t mean Jerry Jones would be unwilling to pay to expedite a return to the Super Bowl and part of that could very well mean paying to keep Asomugha off the Eagles who have more need at the position. And, they certainly have the cap space.
Plus, let’s not forget that at the outset of the 2010 season, before an abysmal start and Wade Phillips getting fired, the Cowboys were widely considered a favorite to see compete in the Super Bowl.
Adding a shutdown corner like Asomugha to work opposite the Cowboys young, talented offense would re-spark those predictions again for 2011.