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Report: Cowboys among teams that lost out on Jamal Adams

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After months of endless conversations, Jamal Adams has finally found a new home. The recent blockbuster trade sent shockwaves not only to the NFC division but to the rest of the league as well. The Seattle Seahawks reportedly beat out a couple of teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, who were also looking to add the star safety to their defense for the upcoming season.

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, both the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys were involved in trade talks with the Jets before the Seahawks were able to strike a deal.

Seattle sent safety Bradley McDougald, a 2021 first-round pick, a 2021 third-rounder, and a 2022 first-rounder to New York in exchange for Adams and a fourth-round pick in 2022.

It’s unclear what the Cowboys or Niners were offering to the Jets. What is clear, however, is just how much a difference Adams could have made with either club.

San Francisco already has a potent defensive shore which had the second-best defense in the NFL last year, allowing just 281.1 yards per game overall, with a No. 1-ranked passing defense that limited opponents to 169.2 yards per game. Their defensive line headlines Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner, Dee Ford, and Richard Sherman.

Dallas wasn’t too far behind with the 10th-best passing defense in 2019 (223.5 yards per game). The Cowboys also made the most out of their offseason to add cornerbacks Anthony Brown and Daryl Worley, along with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, to bulk up its secondary.

The upcoming 2020 season can’t come soon enough as the 12th man of Seattle is excited to see how Jamal Adams can make an impact on the team and help dethrone the reigning NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers.

Head coach Pete Carroll and the rest of his squad will open the 2020 season against the Atlanta Falcons on September 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.