NFL Free Agency: Nnamdi Asomugha Choosing Between Cowboys and Jets

Ed OrzaCorrespondent IIJuly 29, 2011

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 03:  Nnamdi Asomugha #21 of the Oakland Raiders sits on the bench against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on January 3, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Michael Lombardi of NFL Network reports that Nnamdi Asomugha is down to two teams, the Jets and the Cowboys.  

On Twitter, Michael Lombardi has just updated the Nnamdi situation. The 49ers are telling people they are out, and right now, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets' Ryan brothers are battling it out.  Stay tuned.

Dollars and cents may not be the only thing Nnamdi is concerned with. He wants to play for a contender.  Siding with head coach Rex Ryan and the Jets may seem the more obvious choice, but defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and his Dallas squad are poised to make an impact. Nnamdi would certainly be hailed as a savior in Texas.  No one loves their ball quite like the lone star state.

Clearly, Asomugha would help any team. In the case of the Jets and the Cowboys, he would elevate their defenses to a level of swag that is almost inconceivable.  Neon Deon-esque levels of swag.

The 'Boys have needed help in the secondary for a while now.  If that hole were to be partially filled, their defense would become even more imposing.  Super Bowl contender-imposing.  

The benefits for the Jets have been discussed enough.  Revis and Asomugha says it all.

Where he ends up is a toss up; both teams are known as recruiters.  Jerry Jones' silver tongue is notorious, and if anyone can snatch Nnamdi away from the Jets, its Jerry.  It should be noted that there is no tax in Texas and there is in Jersey. 

Either way, expect the deal to be done before the end of the day.  The Jets need to start addressing other needs in free agency; they've already lost Brad Smith to the rival Bills.  The Jets want to get started on possibly going after Randy Moss and other players, but they can't do so until they figure out the money involved in the Asomugha deal.  

Once Asomugha is signed, expect other relatively big-name players to start going all over the place.  Dashon Goldson, Max Starks, you know what I'm saying. The second tier of guys.  

No doubt, we all anxiously await news on Asomugha's decision. Wherever he goes, the landscape of the NFL will look dramatically different.