Cowboys have no plans to sign Jadeveon Clowney
Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney still remains without a team. Despite some early offseason rumblings of an eventual marriage between Clowney and the Dallas Cowboys, nothing at all has materialized.
Talk of Clowney as a Cowboy was mainly fueled by baseless rumors which were all but squashed by a report from CBS Sports in the beginning of free agency in March.
Patrik Walker of CBS Sports shared this in a tweet months ago.
At the time this tweet gets sent, I have gotten zero indication the #Cowboys are interested in Jadeveon Clowney, let alone actively pursuing him.
This could obviously change, but per source:
"Don't count on it. Not in the plan."
— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) March 17, 2020
Even more recent reports have definitely indicated that the former first overall pick has interest in joining the Cowboys. But it appears that after three months, the same source from CBS Sports confirms that the interest remains one-sided.
The biggest roadblock towards a mutual agreement would be Jadeveon’s asking price. He started his requirement at $20 million a year, and has supposedly reduced this to around $18 million or so.
Dallas already wasn’t interested to begin with when they had the cap space, but now they’ve used up their powder to make a bunch of other signings already. They cut a deal with Dontari Poe, Gerald McCoy, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and signed wide receiver Amari Cooper to an eight-figure deal.
That doesn’t even give mention to resolving their Dak Prescott dilemma. They might have to couch up a cool $31 million on a franchise tag if they don’t come to terms on a new deal by July 15th.
All those signing leaves the Cowboys with barely above $11 million in cap space to start July, a far cry from what Clowney was looking for on the open market.
Unless Jadeveon Clowney decides to take a major pay cut, his dreams of joining the Dallas Cowboys are slowly evaporating.