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Dallas Cowboys open to trading for All-Pro player

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The Dallas Cowboys made waves earlier this offseason by re-signing star wide receiver Amari Cooper to a five-year, $100 million contract. That came on the heels of the team making Ezekiel Elliott the highest-paid running back in September of last year.

Outside of the current Dak Prescott contract stalemate, owner Jerry Jones and Co. have not been afraid to make the bold move or spend a lot of cash.

That could soon be taken to a whole new level. Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones was asked on Friday whether they would be interested in trading for New York Jets All-Pro safety Jamal Adams. While not answering the question in a specific manner, Jones noted that Dallas would be open to the possibility of landing someone of Adams’ ilk.

Starting at the trade deadline last October and continuing into this offseason, Dallas has been linked to Adams on a near never-ending loop. It makes sense given the team’s need at safety.

As it relates to Adams, there’s further indication that he could be traded at some point between now and the end of the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft next Thursday. The Jets don’t seem to be willing to pay their former No. 6 overall pick.

Adams, 24, has recorded 273 tackles, 25 passes defended, 12 sacks and two interceptions in three NFL seasons. Having earned two consecutive Pro Bowl appearances, he’s considered one of the best safeties in the league.

Any move to acquire Adams would likely cost Dallas their first-round pick (17th overall) and change in next week’s NFL Draft.