Updated 04:47 AM EST, Tue, Nov 30, 2021

NFL Free Agency Update: Jared Allen to Pick Between Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys After Visits

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Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen is drawing interest from several teams, including the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys, a source close to the situation reported on Tuesday.

Allen, who recorded 11.5 sacks last season, is one of a few high value defensive players available on the free agency market. The 32-year-old defensive end met with the Seahawks front office team on Sunday and the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday.

"NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Allen has a meeting scheduled with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, according to a source informed of Allen's schedule. [Ian] Rapoport reported earlier that Allen met with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, citing two sources informed of the player's situation," NFL reporter Dan Hazus reported.

Allen, a five-time Pro Bowl and four-time All-Pro selection, is reportedly asking for roughly $10 million per year. Failure to land a contract that pays him close to his asking price could mean the end of his career.

Seahawks Experiment

The Seahawks have emerged as the favorite to land Allen because of their ability to sign high impact defensive players to team-friendly deals. Last season, the Seahawks signed Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril to those kind of contracts, and both of them delivered during the playoffs.

Allen would be a welcome addition to the Seahawks' already potent lineup, which already has Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor.

Cowboys Ride

The Cowboys are another team that piqued Allen's interest, given the franchise's efforts to restructure their defensive lineup. The Cowboys have the financial flexibility to give Allen the amount of money he wants along with the chance to flourish on the team's defense.

"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 Cowboys visit went well," wrote NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

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