RUMOR: Jamal Adams’ interest in joining Cowboys revealed
The fate of All-Pro safety Jamal Adams will be a pivotal moment for the New York Jets this offseason. Going into his fourth year, Adams will be on the final year of his rookie contract and is reportedly looking to become the highest-paid safety in the NFL with a yearly salary of around $15-17 million.
Contract talks between Adams and the Jets have reportedly stalled, which has led to trade rumors regarding the third-year pro to pop up. One of the teams that has frequently come up when it comes to acquiring Adams is the Dallas Cowboys and per Charles Robinson of Yahoo, Dallas would be Adams’ preferred destination.
However, Robinson also reports that while Adams may prefer the Cowboys, it is not the only team that he would play for. Other teams such as the Baltimore Ravens have also reportedly been in discussions about adding Adams to their rosters.
Either way, whatever team ends up with Adams will get one of the NFL’s best defensive players. Drafted sixth overall out of LSU back in 2017, Adams has quickly developed into one of the league’s brightest young stars.
In 14 games for New York last season, the LSU product recorded 75 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, seven passes defended, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception while also being named to the First-Team All-Pro list for the first time in his young career.
As for the Cowboys, the team lost key members of their secondary this offseason such as Byron Jones and Jeff Heath, so adding arguably the best safety in the NFL would certainly help a defense that ranked just outside the top 10 in scoring defense last in 2019.
Additionally, while a Jamal Adams trade may look likely to some, it has been reported that New York has no plans on parting ways with the 23-year-old.