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Nnamdi Asomugha Or Cullen Jenkins: Pre-Free Agency Cowboys Wishing Well

[Ed. Note] Consider this another open thread for Nnamdi talk, but this time we throw Cullen Jenkins' name into the mix.

The clock is ticking, and we have almost arrived at the witching hour for free agency. At 6pm eastern, the flood gates open and teams are able to sign free agents to their new deals. The last 48 hours have seen the Dallas Cowboys emerge as potential suitors for two of the 2011 season's biggest free agents. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and defensive end Cullen Jenkins play on the two units the Cowboys could most use the help; defensive line and secondary. As it stands now, the team is ridiculously thin at both, however most look at the safety position as the primary secondary need instead of corner.

We know that if there is no amnesty built into the next CBA, the Cowboys will be buried under dead money come 2012. There is no evidence as of yet whether or not the Cowboys are inclined to dive deeper into the unknown, signing big name players, or if they will go the cheaper route of the last two off seasons. Fans love a big splash, and so does owner Jerry Jones.

The team may only be able to sign one, or none at all. We really don't have a clue, so we might as well speculate! What say you BTB? Should the Cowboys pony up and sign Asomugha? Should they take the leap of faith on Jenkins? Which would you prefer? Answer the poll and use the comments to tell us your thoughts.


Cullen Jenkins is a 30 year old free agent, with a history of injuries over the last three years. When he plays, he is a disruptive force from the 3-4 defensive end position. With Dallas only having Igor Olshansky and Sean Lissemore under contract, the team would seem in dire need of a talent infusion, but some would debate whether or not Jenkins is worth the price tag (even without knowing what the cost is).

Nnamdi Asomugha is one of the league's best corners. He truly ascended when he was under the tutelage of Rob Ryan in Oakland. His signing would probably bring an end to the Terrence Newman era in Big D, as the corner has a huge price tag with only one season remaining. Under the old CBA rules, cutting Newman would free up $5 million in cap space, but would add $3 million to 2012's dead money total (estimated). Newman has been a game competitor, but he has missed time and played injured in several games.

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