Seemingly lost in all the news about court rooms, federal mediation lawyers and such is the free agency of former Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, whose contract was voided by Oakland in January.
Both the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles have been noncommittal when asked of their interest in Asomugha, but both have also given some indication that they’re interested in making an upgrade at the position.
The Cowboys, or more accurately Jerry Jones, has said that the team was content with the current secondary; but that seems hard to believe given the team’s astounding susceptibility to the big play in 2010, Mike Jenkins’ shockingly poor season, Terence Newman’s age, etc., etc. Executive vice president Stephen Jones more or less confirmed as much, when he said the team would be open to looking to free agency for help.
"Certainly we will be looking there," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "If we can help our team, we will do it."
Philadelphia seems in the same boat to some degree, with the questionable options of Joselio Hanson and Dimitri Patterson at the position--but, also like the Cowboys, they have revealed little about their intentions when and if the free agency period begins this offseason.
Public coyness aside, it would be hard to believe that either team would pass up a look at Asomugha. And if one team entertains the idea of bringing Asomugha to the hyper-competitive NFC East, there’s little doubt that the other would do the same, perhaps starting a bidding war over one of the best cornerbacks in the league.
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