Jamal Adams would have "Loved to go to the Cowboys"

Matt Galatzan
October 30, 2019 - 3:30 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - After the New York Jets nearly moved him to the Dallas Cowboys at the trade deadline on Tuesday, star safety Jamal Adams addressed the situation to a group of reporters on Wednesday.

After the deadline passed, Adams was quick to criticize his GM and denied any truth to the rumors that he asked to be traded. 

"Any reports of me asking to be traded from the New York Jets are completely false," Adams said following the deadline. "At the end of the week last week, I sat down with the GM and Coach Gase and told them I want to be here in New York. I was told yesterday by my agent that the GM then went behind my back and shopped me around to teams, even after I asked him to keep me here! Crazy business."

On Wednesday, Adams expanded on his comments, while also noting that, were the trade to have actually gone through, he would have "loved to go to" the Dallas Cowboys. 

Adams grew up a Cowboys fan, and went on to explain to the reporters in attendance that, though he was upset about being "shopped around", his feelings on his home town franchise were still very strong. 

“That was one of the teams I told him I’d love to go to, the Dallas Cowboys", Adams said. "People got to understand, man, I was born and raised in Dallas. I find out everything, every little thing you can think of. Michael Irvin is like my uncle, I find out everything. Everybody is coming at me in certain ways to say I'm a liar about a lot of things, or I'm not believing in something, that's not true. I'm always going to shoot you straight, I'm never going to sugar coat anything. But like I said, I told RC that (the Cowboys) are definitely a spot I would love to land.”

Adams is from the DFW area and played his high school football at Hebron High School before moving on to play his college football at LSU, selecting the Tigers over programs such as Alabama, Ole Miss, and the University of Texas. 

After being selected with the No. 6 overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, Adams instantly became one of the best players at his position in the NFL, and in just his second year was named to his first Pro Bowl, where he won Defensive MVP, before being named Second-Team All-Pro after the season.