NFL insider on Jamal Adams-to-Cowboys rumors: 'There's really nothing there'
Over the weekend, it was reported that former LSU and current New York Jets S Jamal Adams was unhappy with his contract situation.
As part of that report, it was revealed that his preferred choice of trade destination would be the Dallas Cowboys. Understandably, Cowboys fans were excited to hear that news.
However, on Monday on NFL Now, insider Ian Rapoport said there’s not really any traction for a deal on the Cowboys’ end:
From a Memorial Day edition of NFL Now: There isn't any traction for a #Cowboys trade for Jamal Adams right now, and he may have to wait for an extension from the #Jets like everyone else. pic.twitter.com/3I9bC4udxz
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 25, 2020
“Well, the Jets would like to do a long-term deal,” Rapoport said. “They’re just in a situation where basically every other team in the NFL of making sure that everything is going according to plan, making sure the season really does start on time before they dig into some long-term extensions.
“So, of course, Jamal Adams wants one right now. Who doesn’t? It does not sound like that is going to happen. So then, of course, there was the report of an impasse. It’s not really an impasse — they just haven’t really gotten anywhere yet. And then all of the Cowboys reporters and all of the Cowboys fans are wondering if he’s going to go to Dallas. And from my understanding, there’s really nothing there from the Cowboys’ perspective.
“First of all, they need to take care of Dak Prescott first, their franchise quarterback. They’re not going to come in and sign another player to a huge deal before Dak. That’s not going to happen. If they eventually did an extension for Dak, maybe in July, potentially they could consider something. But I see nothing imminent right now.”
With the Prescott contract looming large, the Cowboys might not make many moves prior to the regular season. We’ll see what happens with Adams in New York as the weeks go on.