The Dallas Cowboys really wanted to nab Jamal Adams.
Adams really to join the Dallas Cowboys.
The Jets wanted way too much.
The NFL trade deadline came and went Tuesday, and despite the ridiculous buildup to the joyous day, only one trade happened before it was all said and done.
It was reported that the Jets were shopping Adams, but their asking price seemed to be too crazy, even for the Dallas Cowboys who gave up a lot to get Amari Cooper just last season.
Dallas Morning News’ David Moore was told by a source that the “Cowboys offered 1st round pick to acquire S Jamal Adams from NY Jets but wasn’t enough to get deal done. The negotiations went down to the final seconds.”
Moore continued, “Source added that Cowboys were willing to put together the sort of package Pittsburgh did to acquire Minkah Fitzpatrick (a 1st & switching picks on 3rd day) but wouldn’t go to the Jalen Ramsey level (two 1st round picks and a 4th).”
ESPN’s Todd Archer pretty much echoed the same sentiment on the situation.
“The Cowboys made a legitimate offer to the New York Jets for safety Jamal Adams, but the asking price was too much for Dallas’ liking and they would not budge,” Archer wrote. “As much as Adams would have helped immediately and into the future, the Cowboys did not want to give up the draft collateral that New York was seeking.”
ESPN’s Ed Werder also chimed in:
“The #Cowboys strongly pursued trade for #Jets safety Jamal Adams right to the deadline, according to source,” Werder wrote. “Asked if Jets wanted more than first-round pick, I was told, “Oh, yes.” Dallas willing to give a 1 but teams couldn’t close deal.”
In 39 career games, Adams has racked up 236 combined tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hits, four forced fumbles and two interceptions.