Rapoport points out the Cowboys are still working on a long-term deal for QB Dak Prescott, as the two sides have until July 15 to work out an extension before Prescott is locked into playing out the franchise tag in 2020.
The source of all the trade rumors surrounding Adams is his desire for a long-term deal with the Jets, so Rapoport says it wouldn’t make sense for Dallas to add Adams and another thorny contract negotiation to the mix.
Rapoport says if Dallas can work out a deal for Prescott, then a deal for Adams might become more workable. But for now, nothing is imminent.
Adams is seeking a long-term deal after becoming eligible for the first time this offseason and would like to be the NFL’s highest-paid safety. If the Jets aren’t willing to do that, the Cowboys are reportedly Adams’ top destination.
Adams, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2017. He just finished the third year of his four-year contract worth $22,256,084, which includes a signing bonus of $14,326,244.
The Jets exercised Adams’ fifth-year option before the draft, which will cost them $9.86 million for the 2021 season. This figure is guaranteed for injury only and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term extension in the next year or so.
In 2019, Adams appeared in 14 games for the Jets and recorded 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles, one recovery, two defensive touchdowns and seven pass defenses.
We’ll have more regarding the Jets and Adams as the news is available.