Dallas Cowboys: Jamal Adams trade demand news could spark talks

Jamal Adams, New York Jets (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
Jamal Adams, New York Jets (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /

Will the Dallas Cowboys once again attempt to trade for Jamal Adams?

Just last month, the Dallas Cowboys were rumored to be in talks with the New York Jets in a possible trade for All-Pro safety Jamal Adams. But the speculation proved to be just that with both sides seemingly denying any interest in making such a move.

But the buzz around Adams once again sparked on Thursday, with several reports, including one from Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News, indicating that the frustrated veteran has requested a trade from the Jets.

Watkins would also report that, according to an unnamed source, there are a handful of teams Adams would be willing to be traded to where he would not request a contract extension right away. That means if the Cowboys traded for him, they could potentially wait until 2021 to work out a new deal.

Adams is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract in New York, which is set to incur a salary cap hit of just over $7 million according to Sportrac.com. The Jets also picked up the two-time Pro Bowler’s fifth-year option at the projected cost of nearly $10 million in 2021.

It was reported that the Cowboys were interested in acquiring Adams near the trade deadline last season. And that they were even willing to offer a future first-round selection for him. But when the Jets apparently wanted further compensation that possibly included either left tackle Tyron Smith or right guard Zack Martin, Dallas was no longer interested.

At this point, it’s unclear if the Jets are willing to move on from Adams, whom they have under contract for the next two years. And it’s unknown if this latest reported trade demand will even move the needle.

But of the potential seven teams ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting Adams is interested in being traded to, the Cowboys are among them. It’s no secret the Texas native would love to play for America’s Team.


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The Dallas Cowboys have done little to address their issues at safety this offseason. The team lost starter Jeff Heath to free agency and replace him with a former first-rounder of new head coach Mike McCarthy’s in Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Dallas also re-signed Darian Thompson to a two-year deal. The only other listed safeties on the current roster are Xavier Woods and Donovan Wilson.