The New York Jets are currently working on a long-term deal with All-Pro safety Jamal Adams. This comes after a drama-filled 2019 campaign in which rumors of a potential trade came to the surface.
Now that things have died down on that front, most believe the former top-six pick will remain in Jersey for the 2020 season.
Not so fact. According to longtime Cowboys insider Mike Fisher, Dallas is prepared to make another strong play for Adams should he and the Jets fail to come to terms on a long-term deal.
This makes sense on a bunch of different fronts.
- First off, Dallas made a play for Adams during the 2019 season. It was said to be willing to offer up a high-round pick in exchange for the 24-year-old two-time Pro Bowler.
- We have Dallas going safety with Alabama’s Xavier McKinney in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. If the Cowboys can add a proven All-Pro at that position instead of a rookie, it makes too much sense.
- While the Cowboys did sign HaHa Clinton-Dix earlier this offseason, they have a major need at safety. The combination of Clinton-Dix and Xavier Woods can’t be too exciting to Dallas’ brass.
- Dallas has not been afraid to go after big-name players in blockbuster trades in the past. The most-recent example of this was recently-extended star receiver Amari Cooper in a trade with the Raiders back in 2018.
After adding to their defense with the likes of Dontari Poe, Gerald McCoy, Aldon Smith and HaHa Clinton-Dix, it would not surprise us too much of Dallas did indeed make a play for Adams.
Whether the Jets would be willing to trade him for a first-round pick raises other questions. We’re not too sure about that possibility right now.