With recent reports heating back up that the New York Jets could be looking to move all-pro safety Jamal Adams, the Dallas Cowboys should go all in.
The Dallas Cowboys were linked to safety Jamal Adams during the 2019 season near the trade deadline. Although a deal never fully went through, reporters close to the situation were left feeling that as long as Adams could not reach a contract extension with the Jets, that there would be a window for the Cowboys to jump on a trade.
After ESPN’s Rich Cimini announced the team and Adams were at an ‘impasse’ on negotiations, that window appears to be opening up.
Former Dallas Morning News writer Gary Myers reported Friday morning that the Jets would be eyeing a first and third-round pick for the star safety. Myers later reported that Dallas is still Adam’s first preference if he is moved from New York and that the Cowboys moving in on a deal is “seriously in play.”
The Cowboys are a unique team in the sense that despite their youthfulness, they are in a win-now mentality, where adding a few extra pieces could put them over the top. If the team can find a way to fit Adams in their budget, they should strongly consider offering the Jets their first and third pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Adding the star safety to the Dallas defense would allow the Cowboys to have star defensive players on the defensive line, the linebacker position, and the secondary of the defense. With the already explosive offensive cast, adding a complete defense with the experienced coaching staff around new head coach Mike McCarthy would put the Cowboys in a very favorable position to contend for the Super Bowl in the 2020 NFL season.
While the Cowboys should offer their first and third-round picks without hesitation if it landed Adams, another potential deal they should consider would be a deal involving wide receiver Michael Gallup. Gallup had a stellar statistical year in 2019, racking up 1,107 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns on 66 receptions.
Gallup becomes a free agent after the 2021 NFL season and with the addition of Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, his stats may go down if Lamb becomes the reliable target many hope he can become. With the Cowboys in need of safety help and the Jets in need of receiver help, it may be smart to move Gallup and a draft pick in exchange for Adams while his value is high.