RUMOR: NFL insider doesn’t expect Cowboys to be involved in Jamal Adams trade
The Dallas Cowboys have long been mentioned as a potential landing spot for New York Jets safety Jamal Adams, so with Adams’ name recently coming up in trade rumors, it’s only natural to assume that the Cowboys will jump in.
Not so fast.
Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated does not expect Dallas to trade for Adams, noting that the club’s unenviable cap situation may not allow it to do so.
However, Breer adds that he would not “totally rule out” the Cowboys swinging a deal for Adams, as they talked to the Jets this past season about the two-time Pro Bowler.
But given that Dallas has not even locked up Dak Prescott yet, it certainly would not be easy for the team to bring in Adams and then sign him to a long-term deal.
New York is said to be looking for a first-round draft pick and a third-rounder in return for Adams.
Adams is coming off of a 2019 campaign in which he played 14 games and registered 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks, an interception, a couple of forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, seven passes defended and a pair of defensive touchdowns en route to a Pro Bowl appearance and a First-Team All-Pro selection.
The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at LSU, was originally selected by the Jets with the sixth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He made the Pro Bowl as soon as his second season after racking up 115 tackles, 3.5 sacks, a pick, three force fumbles, a fumble recovery and 12 passes defended.
Adams is aiming to become the highest-paid safety in football, a title currently held by Eddie Jackson of the Chicago Bears. Jackson is making $14.6 million annually.