Reports linking the Cowboys to New York Jets safety Jamal Adams were heating up throughout the day but Dallas ultimately wasn't willing to pay the price ... a very high price, Jane Slater reports.
"So how much did the #Jets want for Jamal Adams? Without getting into specifics...I was told “a lot, a little less than Jalen Ramsey.” A refresher...that was two 1st rounders and a 4th."
Without being privy to the negotiations, you can piece together the Jets likely wanted at least two first-round picks in exchange for their 24-year-old Pro Bowl safety.
Per multiple reports, the Cowboys offered a first-round pick but it wasn't enough to get a deal done.
Adams, a North Texas native, was taken by the Jets with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 draft out of LSU. His addition would have given the Cowboys a significant upgrade to the back end of the defense over Jeff Heath.