New York Jets: 5 reasons why Jamal Adams won’t be traded to Dallas

Jamal Adams, New York Jets. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Jamal Adams, New York Jets. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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4) Adams isn’t a Cowboys guy

Yes, he hails from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Lewisville, TX is 20 minutes northwest of Dallas proper. Additionally, his high school is a little over 30 minutes away from AT&T Stadium, affectionately known as Jerry World, home of the Cowboys. That doesn’t mean Adams grew up rooting for the Cowboys. In fact, he was a Giants fan as a kid, probably because of his father.

George Adams was a bruising running back drafted by New York’s NFC team 19th overall, out of Kentucky, in 1985. He spent the first four years of his NFL career in the Big Apple before finishing in New England for the final two. Although the younger Adams was born four years after his father retired, he developed an appreciation for NYG. Jamal hated the Cowboys growing up, why would he want to play for a team he despised?

3) Not enough tradeable assets

For the sake of argument, let’s say Douglas was open to trading with Dallas. What do they have to send to the New York Jets in return? The Cowboys are a good team and should finish the next two seasons (barring a catastrophe) at or above .500. That means, at best, their first-round picks will be in the high teens.

Even a pair first-rounders, one in each of the next two seasons, isn’t worth it for Adams. Maybe La’el Collins, or Leighton Vander Esch, plus a first and second, would get a conversation started. But Jerry Jones didn’t get to be a billionaire by dumb luck. He won’t gut his team for an Adams deal.