During practice, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones handed his cell phone to defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who coached Nnamdi Asomugha in Oakland. Jones later exchanged a fist bump with son Stephen Jones, the team's executive vice president. It is obvious the Cowboys thought they had a shot at the biggest free agent prize.
“That all of a sudden fit, and you’ve got to be ready for that,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan, the team’s flagship station, after learning that Asomugha had spurned the Cowboys. “It’s like being the option quarterback.
“…We had an opportunity. We acted on it, and believe me, we firmly acted on it until my eyes watered.”
Asomugha agreed to a five-year, $60 million deal with the Eagles that includes $20 million guaranteed.
-- Charean Williams