Dallas Cowboys Jamal Adams Trade: The Circumstances Have Changed

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Dallas Cowboys Jamal Adams trade circumstance No. 1

The Cowboys are in better shape than we thought they’d be

We knew for quite  a while, this offseason appeared like it would be a rough one for the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys were rolling into the break with Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, Byron Jones, Robert Quinn, Randall Cobb and Maliek Collins all set to hit free agency. There was a good chance they’d lose over half of them – and that they did and more, my friends.

Dallas was only able to retain two of the six (albeit the most important two) and their Super Bowl odds seemingly dropped a notch or two from last season. As you may remember, the Super Bowl window was wide open for the Dallas Cowboys last season. The team was loaded and the players were healthy. It was probably the best team our beloved franchise has fielded since the 90s. That’s what makes the 8-8 record so darn painful.

But then things started happening this offseason. VERY good things. The Dallas Cowboys had an uber-efficient free agency period followed by an draft of epic proportions. Suddenly the difficult offseason became a springboard and the Dallas Cowboys look primed to make some noise in 2020.


As a legit contender, making an all-in move for Jamal Adams makes considerably more sense now. The 24-year-old Pro Bowler could be a fixture for years to come and since Dallas has zero big money dedicated their secondary (Anthony Brown is their biggest financial investment), justifying a top-of-the-market contract on Adams is easy to swallow.