Earlier this afternoon, an NFL insider floated a potentially massive trade involving the New York Jets. The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly interested in trading for a former top-10 pick.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys have reached out to the Jets about acquiring standout third-year safety Jamal Adams. Rapoport indicated the compensation for the potential deal would be "massive."
Unfortunately, it's not happening. After the two sides were reportedly close to a deal, the asking price was just too rich for the Cowboys.
The No. 6 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of LSU, Adams was a Pro Bowler and second-team All-Pro selection last season. In seven games this season, he recorded 39 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown.
Last season, Adams recorded 115 stops, along with 12 passes defensed, 3.5 sacks and an interception. Adams is a do-it-all safety that can play multiple positions and would have made an immediate impact on the Cowboys defense.
Several other Jets players were included in trade talks as the team struggles this season. Running back Le'Veon Ball and wide receiver Robby Anderson were named as possible trade chips.
New York shipped defensive lineman Leonard Williams to the New York Giants for a third and fifth-round pick earlier this week.
Despite furious talks, Williams was the only player traded from the Jets.