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Nnamdi Asomugha Ready To Spurn Jets For Cowboys?

The drama increases in the Nnamdi Asomugha sweepstakes. ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer spotted Jerry and Stephen Jones sharing a fist bump on the sidelines of Dallas' practice today. This is in conjunction with numerous reports that the Dallas Cowboys had become serious players in the Asomugha sweepstakes, though all along it was believed that the Jets had the upper hand along. 

Further, Nick Eatman spotted Rob Ryan talking to somebody on the phone - presumably an agent - as Jerry and Stephen Jones gave each other a fist bump. I don't think that the Jones' would be this excited over Dallas signing Marcus Spears - something that's a done deal anyway.

Talk on the Cowboys' flagship station 103.3 has the Cowboys in the lead for Asomugha's services as well - a reversal of how everything had been reported so far. 

If it really is Asomugha getting ready to spurn the Jets for the Cowboys, it wouldn't be too surprising. The Jets are New York's second team after all, and despite their recent playoff success, they're still not even the best team in their division. It wouldn't be the first or last time that the Jets were used simply as leverage. 

The Cowboys certainly have a better quarterback and offense than the Jets. Dallas' defense is ready to be retooled under Rob Ryan, and adding Asomugha would go along way to improving Dallas' defense.

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