It’s Jadeveon Clowney. And it’s the opinion of Skip Bayless, who’s chosen this particular hill on which to die.
In an all-caps Twitter missive, the controversial FS1 analyst and long-suffering Cowboys fan strongly urged Jerry Jones to bring aboard the free-agent pass-rusher on an incentive-filled, short-term contract — and bring the Lombardi back to North Texas.
“JERRY JONES: PLEASE SIGN CLOWNEY TO A “CAM DEAL” – 1 YEAR, INCENTIVE-LADEN, GET-MAD-AND-SHOW-‘EM SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY FOR AMERICA’S TEAM,” Bayless tweeted Monday. “WIN A SUPER BOWL IN DALLAS, THEN HIT THE FREE-AGENT MARKET AGAIN. CLOWN THE NFL BY SIGNING CLOWNEY, JERRY.”
JERRY JONES: PLEASE SIGN CLOWNEY TO A “CAM DEAL” – 1 YEAR, INCENTIVE-LADEN, GET-MAD-AND-SHOW-‘EM SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY FOR AMERICA’S TEAM. WIN A SUPER BOWL IN DALLAS, THEN HIT THE FREE-AGENT MARKET AGAIN. CLOWN THE NFL BY SIGNING CLOWNEY, JERRY.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 29, 2020
Bayless’ remarks are an apparent response to recent hearsay alleging Clowney wants to join the Cowboys — he also is interested in playing for the Saints — and would consider taking less money to facilitate his wish.
“I was told the two teams on top of Clowney’s list, as far as where he would like to end up, are the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints,” NFL insider Tony Pauline reported last week on his podcast. “He would definitely help both of those teams. Both of them are a little bit cap-strapped; the Saints have less than $9 million, the Cowboys about $11.2 million. I don’t think either of that is going to be enough to bring Clowney in. They would have to do some significant maneuvering of salary in order to bring him in for a year if, in fact, those teams want him. I don’t know that they want him. I know Clowney wouldn’t mind ending up with the Cowboys or the Saints, from what I’m told.”
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