That's Too Much: Dallas Cowboys Come Up Empty In Jamal Adams Pursuit

Josh Clark
October 29, 2019 - 3:16 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Cowboys have attempted to upgrade the safety position over the last several years but have been able to close the deal. That run continued on Tuesday as the trade deadline came and went without the Cowboys making any moves.

Reports linking the Cowboys to New York Jets safety Jamal Adams were heating up throughout the day but Dallas ultimately wasn't willing to pay the price ... a very high price, Jane Slater reports.

"So how much did the #Jets want for Jamal Adams? Without getting into specifics...I was told “a lot, a little less than Jalen Ramsey.” A refresher...that was two 1st rounders and a 4th."

Without being privy to the negotiations, you can piece together the Jets likely wanted at least two first-round picks in exchange for their 24-year-old Pro Bowl safety. 

Per multiple reports, the Cowboys offered a first-round pick but it wasn't enough to get a deal done. 

Adams, a North Texas native, was taken by the Jets with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 draft out of LSU. His addition would have given the Cowboys a significant upgrade to the back end of the defense over Jeff Heath. 

The Hebron High School alum reportedly made it known to ESPN's Ryan Clark that he wanted to be traded his hometown Cowboys prior to the deadline. 

Adams is under contract with the Jets through the 2020 season and has an option for 2021. 

Dallas did make a move to shore up their defensive line last week when they acquired defensive end Michael Bennett in a trade with the New England Patriots.