Jerry Jones: Cowboys ‘unlikely’ to trade No. 17 overall pick for Jamal Adams

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There has been a lot of talk about the Dallas Cowboys looking to make a trade for New York Jets safety Jamal Adams, but that seems far fetched at this point.

Speaking with reporters Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said it’s not likely the team would trade the No. 17 overall pick for a veteran player, per Jane Slater of NFL Network, who highlighted Adams.

The rumors surrounding the Cowboys and a potential trade for Adams have been swirling for almost a year now. Clearly, the ‘Boys would love to land him, but due to a desperate need to retool the roster with young, affordable talent via the draft that is easier said than done.

Then there’s the fact that the Jets have made it clear they intend to keep Adams if at all possible. So, even if the Cowboys did want to pursue a trade for the All-Pro safety, it’s going to be an expensive venture, both in terms of draft capital and keeping him satisfied with a long-term extension going forward.

All that to say, Cowboys fans, that your team almost certainly will not be adding the dynamic defensive back, any time soon.