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Cowboys were 'close' to getting Nnamdi

Posted on: July 29, 2011 7:52 pm
Edited on: July 29, 2011 10:11 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

As we've said elsewhere, the only rumors we really heard throughout the day Friday were that the Jets and Cowboys were in a dogfight for landing Nnamdi Asomugha. Then, of course, the Eagles swooped in and stole the best player on the market.

But were the Cowboys about to pull it off? According to Jerry Jones, via our Cowboys Rapid Reporter Nick Eatman, they were "close."

"We had an opportunity," Jones said. "We acted on it and, believe me, we firmly acted on it -- until my eyes watered."

Jones was also asked about pulling defensive coordinator Rob Ryan away from drills in order to hop on the phone with a then-unknown person on the other end. Turns out, it was indeed Nnamdi.

"I [wouldn't have gotten] Rob to break from a drill to come over unless it was serious business," Jones said.

To me, Jerry's comments about his eyes watering are kind of fascinating. Was five years, $60 million too much for the Cowboys to pay? And the Jets? Because that would be surprising -- $12 million a year seems relatively cheap considering that a) Darrelle Revis averages $11.5 million a year and b) the type of booming market we've seen for free agents this offseason.

Or perhaps Jones simply means he got upset when he was told that the Cowboys were out of the running for Nnamdi's services. If that's the case, then maybe Nnamdi did leave money on the table for what he felt was his best shot to win.

If it's the former, though, it means that while Nnamdi was easily the best cornerback on the market, he clearly wasn't ever worth the reported $19 million that was being thrown out, and that both the Cowboys and Jets didn't believe he was worth paying more than Revis.

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Comments

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2011 8:28 am
 

Cowboys were 'close' to getting Nnamdi

rationalize however you iike.....your secondary is still bad.  You can say better spent elsewhere yet you were one of the cowboys fans giddy with laughter once you read "Niners out of it" THEN "Jets out of it"......What you should be asking is why in the world did the Boys spend so much on Terrance Newman?!



Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2011 6:38 am
 

Cowboys were 'close' to getting Nnamdi

They booed Santa Claus for godsake. I'm sure this signing will help them bring in D.Jack as well.



Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2011 6:35 am
 

Cowboys were 'close' to getting Nnamdi

Eagles will be the Cowboys...... You fill it in. After Vick goes down in week 2, the Eagles fans will be booing the players offf the field.



Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 1:35 am
 

Cowboys were 'close' to getting Nnamdi

Poor Jeruh is on a losing streak,



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2011 1:28 am
 

Cowboys were 'close' to getting Nnamdi

Puerto rican girls from philly > mexican girls in texas

And thats just hispanic chicks...your standards are all screwed up



Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 12:06 am
 

Cowboys were 'close' to getting Nnamdi

We live here because we actually enjoy seeing girls that are attractive. sorry philly. Your girls are ugly. But at least they eat good. 



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:48 pm
 

Cowboys were 'close' to getting Nnamdi

AWWWWWWW, so close. Better luck last time geeks. Oh yeah, I've actually been to the city of Dallas and I was just wondering, why does anyone live there? It's not even a nice place to visit. Who wears Wrangler jeans that are nut huggers?? Come to Philly and get real.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:05 pm
 

Cowboys were 'close' to getting Nnamdi

Not worth Deion Sanders pro-rated money.  Glad we lost out on him.  Money can be spent better elsewhere.



Since: Jul 12, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:44 pm
 

Cowboys were 'close' to getting Nnamdi

Cowboys will be glad they spend the $$$ to get NNamdi.  Yes, he is a fantastic player, but he is also 30 years old and too expensive for a team with the needs the Cowboys have right now.  Good luck Philly, great signing for  you all, and I'm sure you will add picks by trading Asante Samuel soon.  This is a move the Cowboys normally make and if they had all you Cowboy haters would be on here talking about how Jerry Jones overpaid for NNamdi, and what a horrible move Dallas made.  



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:24 pm
 

Cowboys were 'close' to getting Nnamdi

"Close" only applies to Horseshoes,Hand Grenades, and Government work. Too bad Cowboys, it's the Eagles division to lose.


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