The Dallas Cowboys should go all-in for safety Jamal Adams

Jamal Adams, New York Jets (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Jamal Adams, New York Jets (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys should go all-in to trade for all-pro Jets safety Jamal Adams this offseason. Securing Adams would be an immediate boost to the defense.

When the Dallas Cowboys were unable to finalize a trade at the deadline of this past season for New York Jets All-Pro safety Jamal Adams, there was speculation from people surrounding the organization that the topic would re-emerge in the offseason.

CowboyMaven’s Mike Fisher recently mentioned that he believes the Cowboys would be willing to offer a high draft pick in exchange for the star safety before the draft if they sense the Jets and Adams cannot reach an extension.

If the Cowboys can trade their first-round selection, the 17th overall pick, in the upcoming NFL draft for Adams, they should jump on the offer with no hesitation. The Jets originally wanted more than the Cowboys first-rounder during the season, resulting in the negotiations coming to an end. If the Jets sense they cannot reach a long-term agreement with Adams, they may be willing to lower their asking price.

Adams is a star player in the secondary who can single-handedly change the outcome of a game. Last season he put up 75 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery for a touchdown, one interception brought back for a touchdown, and an astonishing 6.5 sacks at the safety position. There are few players in the entire league who make this impact at the line of scrimmage, let alone a safety who often plays at the back-end of a defense.

The Cowboys would likely have to agree with Adams on a contract extension to be comfortable trading their first-round pick in the upcoming draft. After being unable to reach a long-term agreement with cornerback Byron Jones this offseason, the Cowboys are lacking a star presence in the secondary of the defense.

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Giving up the first-round pick in exchange for Adams would be worth it for the Cowboys. Adams has only spent three seasons in the NFL and is 24 years old. He is nearly as young as some players in the NFL draft and has already proven himself as a dominant presence in the NFL. With the Cowboys still trying to win now, trading for a young established safety would be worth the price tag that comes with it.