Cowboys Reportedly Have 'No Traction' in Pursuit of Jets' Jamal Adams

John Healy
May 25, 2020 - 12:23 pm

Contract extension talks between the New York Jets and Jamal Adams reportedly reached a “stalemate” last week, and the idea of a trade could be on the table.

The latest developments have ramped up the rumor mill and speculation, with many pointing to the Dallas Cowboys as potential suitor for the All-Pro safety.

The Cowboys were reportedly interested in Adams during the trade deadline last season, but the Jets’ asking price was too high for them.

This time the Cowboys may not even be making a call to the Jets, though.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, there “isn’t any traction” and “there’s really nothing there from a Cowboys’ perspective,” the NFL insider reported on Monday.

While the addition of Adams could make the Cowboys one of the most-feared defenses in the NFL, the organization is currently embroiled in a high-profile contract negotiation of their own with quarterback Dak Prescott.

The Cowboys placed Prescott on the franchise tag earlier this offseason and the two sides have until July 15 to work out a long-term contract.

If the Cowboys do ink Prescott to a long-term deal, perhaps that changes their approach toward other potential deals, including one for Adams.

The Jets, meanwhile, do not have any sort of deadline to extend Adams, but the 24-year-old safety is determined to receive his extension now.

Adams is entering his fourth season in the league and has a guaranteed salary of $3.5 million for 2020. The Jets have also exercised his fifth-year option 2021, which will pay him $9.86 million.

According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic could also be playing a factor into the negotiations.

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