Jets asked for Cowboys G Zack Martin in potential Jamal Adams trade
The New York Jets were listening to offers involving Jamal Adams and one of them would have landed New York some much-needed help on the offensive line. Ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline, New York asked for guard Zack Martin in a potential trade for Adams, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
While New York was fielding offers for their versatile safety, Adams let it be known that he wanted to play for the Dallas Cowboys. Without any hesitation, the Cowboys immediately called the Jets to inquire about Adams’ availability.
When Dallas originally called, the Jets asked to receive Martin in a trade that would’ve also included draft picks. Of course, the Cowboys rejected that offer. Martin would’ve given the Jets a formidable piece on their offensive line following Kelechi Osemele’s release.
Since being drafted in 2014, Martin has accumulated three All-Pro selections and has made the Pro Bowl five times. Due to his importance of what Dallas wants to do offensively, Martin was never going to be moved.
After the Cowboys refused to include Martin, New York proceeded to inquire about All-Pro tackle Tyron Smith, which was also rejected by the Cowboys. In the end, the Jets decided to hold onto Adams, but the relationship between both sides seems to be irreparable.
Adams, a Texas native, was almost able to play close to home in Lewisville, Texas.
For now, Adams will continue to play for the Jets in Week 9 and for the rest of the season. However, the talks between the Cowboys and Jets could pick back up during the offseason.