Report: Cowboys A Preferred Destination For Jadeveon Clowney

Matt Galatzan
June 26, 2020 - 4:43 pm

Amid one of the more interesting offseasons in recent memory, the Dallas Cowboys have been connected to yet another impact player on the defensive side of the ball. Only this time, it is not Jamal Adams. 

Per a report from Pro Football Network's NFL Analyst Tony Pauline, none other than defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has the Cowboys listed as one of his top two preferred destinations to land this summer.

“I was told the two teams on top of Clowney’s list, as far as where he would like to end up, are the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints," Pauline said on the NFL Draft Insiders Podcast. "He would definitely help both of those teams. Both of them are a little bit cash-strapped. The Saint shave less than $9M under the cap. The Cowboys are about $11.2M below the cap. So I don’t think either of that is going to be enough to bring Clowney in. They would have to do some significant maneuvering of salary in order to bring him in for a year if in fact, those teams want him. I don’t know that they want him. I know that Clowney would like, wouldn’t mind ending up with either the Cowboys or the Saints from what I’m told.”

Unfortunately for Clowney, 105.3 the Fan's own Mike Fisher reported that the Cowboys view on Jadeveon Clowney was a firm "no", unless Clowney, who desires to "reset the market" with his new deal, and his price come down tremendously.  

That deal Clowney is searching for, which Fisher reported being in the neighborhood of $20 million, far exceeds the Cowboys desired expenditures. While it is conceivable that Clowney's price could come down, that price would have to come down significantly in order for Dallas to even consider chasing after the three-time pro bowler. 

Not to mention the Cowboys have already spent significant time and money in rebuilding their defensive line already, adding defensive linemen Gerald McCoy, Aldon Smith, and Dontari Poe in free agency, as well as Neville Gallimore and Bradlee Anae in the NFL Draft. 

As Fisher also said in the March report, the Cowboys would also like to find a way to re-do Tyrone Crawford's deal, as well as try and retain Antwaun Woods along the front, while 2019 rookie Trysten Hill remains on the roster as well. 

To put it simply, while the idea of Clowney to the Cowboys is indeed a sexy one, Dallas is likely still out of that game.