Henry Melton left the Cowboys facilities at Valley Ranch to go visit the St. Louis Rams. Now, Jared Allen will also leave without signing anything, supposedly to head home and discuss his future with his wife.
There is no expectation that the 31-year-old defensive end will make a decision on his future today. He wants to discuss his options with his wife first. By all accounts, his Cowboysvisit went well, according to Rapoport.
The 11-year veteran has heard from five teams but has made just the two visits. He currently has no additional visits lined up.
Allen has made no secret of his desire for what he would see as a fair-market value deal, which at this point would probably be pretty rich. No numbers have been discussed publicly so it's hard to know exactly what he thinks that number is, we'll just have to wait and see the outcome.
The Cowboys apparently are trying to remain disciplined in their approach to free agency instead of throwing cash around like in days passed. Of course, Dallas used to get hammered for spending money and signing bad contracts. Now they get hammered for not spending money and being fiscally restrained.
When was the last time the Cowboys have hosted free agents they wanted and let them get away without signing. Happened twice in two days— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 18, 2014
are fans who are ok with the cows being fiscally responsible still going to buy $200-$300 tickets at jerryworld in fall if they are losing?— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 18, 2014
Dallas tried to go as far as they could with the core they had, but being stuck with mediocre records and pressed against the salary cap wasn't exactly getting them anywhere.