New York Jets Set for Showdown with Adams
The Cowboys are number one on the list for Adams as he grew up in the Dallas area and attended high school just 31 miles from AT&T Stadium. However, Adams has made it clear that he would also entertain the idea of joining other teams.
The Jets have yet to grant permission for a trade, so Adams is unable to contact any other team without violating anti-tampering rules. It would also get the other team in hot water for discussing any terms with him.
Back in October, the Cowboys did enter some discussions with the Jets. Adams made it clear he wanted the trade to happen. When it didn’t come off, Adams said that he believed the Jets had betrayed him.
Thus far, the Jets haven’t made any public comment on Adams’ trade request. However, the team is said to have no intention of trading their safety.
Adams Wants More
Dissatisfaction from Adams’ side, naturally, stems from the lack of on-field progress from the Jets. He’s also coming off an All-Pro season and is frustrated that the Jets don’t seem interested in extending his deal in 2021.
Adams has made it clear that he wants to be one of the highest-paid defensive players in the NFL, but so far the Jets haven’t agreed.
As well as Adams’ natural links with the Dallas Cowboys, the Cowboys do need a premier defensive player.
The problem is the Cowboys have just $11 million of cap room. QB Dak Prescott already counts for $31.4 million of the cap, due to the franchise tag. Signing a long-term deal could lower his cap amount and enable the Cowboys to sign someone like Adams.
A source close to Adams said that he would be willing to table contract extension talks if the Cowboys offered him a place.
Will Adams Continue to Agitate?
With months to go until the start of the season, Adams’ current activity indicates he’s likely to continue pushing for a move. It all depends on whether the Jets are willing to deal with a potentially toxic influence in the dressing room.
It should be noted that the Jets have no obligation to trade Adams, so a trade to the Cowboys, or any other team, isn’t guaranteed.