Burnett is hopeful that everything will be finalized Wednesday.
If so, he will be the second unrestricted free agent to leave the Cowboys for more money and potentially greener pastures in the past four days. Defensive end Chris Canty signed a six-year, $42 million contract with the Giants on Sunday.
Burnett's departure will be no surprise either. His financial demands were too rich for the Cowboys and his on field goals didn't line up with Coach Wade Phillips. He wants an opportunity to start, while the Cowboys see him as more of a nickel linebacker and special teams player.
It's one reason they signed Keith Brooking to start at the weakside inside linebacker position opposite Bradie James.
Still, the Cowboys will miss Burnett and must find someone to replace him. He was a solid nickel linebacker and was one of the team's top special teams players. They signed Matt Stewart on Tuesday to give them some help on special teams.Hopefully the Cowboys can finally count on Bobby Carpenter to make a contribution in the nickel defense.
Burnett visited the Raiders on Monday before heading to San Diego on Tuesday.
San Diego will be good fit for him because he grew up in Los Angeles and it puts him close to home.
Clarence E. Hill Jr.