Recent rumors have Jadeveon Clowney and Jamal Adams linked to the Dallas Cowboys
This time of year, absent much new information, there tends to be a lot of idle speculation. In the last month, two topics have excited outsized interest among Dallas Cowboys fans: Signing free agent and former first overall draft pick defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, and trading for New York Jets All-Pro safety Jamal Adams.
Both players were intriguing from the start, but then each expressed an interest in playing for America’s Team, according to Mike Fisher at Sports Illustrated. It’s always nice to be loved. And it’s even better to get that love from star players.
Since then, the fan base has been eating up both narratives. Could Dallas swing a trade for Adams, often cited as the best safety in the league? Could they do it for a reasonable price? What would signing Clowney do for the Cowboys’ defensive front?
The speculation has mostly focused on the feasibility of making these deals happen. The Dallas front office, at least in unofficial leaks, has indicated they’re not interested, at least unless the asking price goes down.
In Adams’s case, that refers to the Jets’ front office allegedly asking for first and a third-round draft choices in exchange, according to Cody Benjamin and Jeff Kerr at CBS Sports. In another story, the Jets were rumored to prefer offensive tackle La’el Collins for Adams, that according to Shane Tyler at Pro Football Network.
In the case of Clowney, the big ask is Clowney’s desire to join the twenty million dollars-a-year club. That’s quite a high price for a defensive end with only 3 sacks last season. But just for a moment, let’s put practicality aside and daydream a little. Why not, right? Training camp hasn’t even begun.
The question is: If somehow Dallas could put together a plan to bring both players to the Metroplex, could that lead the team to the promised land of the Super Bowl?