The New York Jets have many holes to fill on their roster. In order to take care of many problems, the team could look into trading their All-Pro safety
According to Mike Fisher of CowboysSI.com, the franchise is a contender to make a trade for the New York Jets star safety.
“If the #Cowboys sense that Jamal Adams & #Jets can’t agree on a long-term deal, Dallas will circle back with a high-pick offer.”
The Cowboys have already gone down this path. During the regular season, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said that compensation in a trade for Adams would have been “massive.”
He was not wrong.
The Cowboys were reportedly engaged in trade talks with the Jets for the standout, third year safety. Rapoport tweeted that the “Jets were open to dealing several of their big-name players.”
Instead, the Cowboys did not want to pay the price for Adams and no deal was done. According to sources, the Cowboys were willing to part with a first round pick, but did not want to give additional assets.
The Cowboys are in need of a safety… so why wait a year or two for them to develop. We make the case why it's smart to pay what the Jets may be asking for Jamal Adams. https://t.co/kCvg184SI4
— KD Drummond (@KDDrummondNFL) April 12, 2020
Per Rapoport, the Jets asked if the Cowboys were willing to part ways with All-Pro right guard Zack Martin, who has made the Pro Bowl five times in his career. The Cowboys declined to give up Martin, so the Jets asked about Tyron Smith, which ultimately received a “no” as well.
This time, the Jets could look to pry the No. 17 overall pick, as well as the Cowboys’ 2021 first-round pick. If the Jets wanted additional compensation, the Cowboys could send a third-round pick as well for this year’s draft.
The Cowboys are rumored to use their first round pick on a safety anyways. It’s a steep price, but worth it.