Dallas Cowboys Jamal Adams Trade: The Circumstances Have Changed

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 23: Jamal Adams (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

Dallas Cowboys Jamal Adams trade circumstance No. 3

Jamal Adams has final say

If a trade was consummated last season, said team would have control of Adams for three years. Any team trading for Adams now will only have control for two seasons. Unless Adams agrees to a new deal with his new team, he’s going to be nothing more than a short-term rental. As you can probably imagine, teams aren’t eager to dish out valuable draft capital for rentals.

That’s what puts the Dallas Cowboys in the drivers seat. Mike Fisher and others have stated the Cowboys are Jamal’s favorite trade option. If he makes it known that he only wants to sign an extension with Dallas, other teams won’t be so eager to acquire him. Again, he would only be a rental then.

It wouldn’t make sense for Adams to take a hometown discount or anything of the like (so get that out of your minds) but if Dallas is willing to make him the highest paid safety in the NFL, Adams could essentially force the Jets to deal him to his favorite team.

The Dallas Cowboys would be required to have a somewhat competitive offer on the table for the Jets, of course, but the bidding would already be down league-wide if Adams makes it known he only wants to re-sign with Dallas.

So we’ve established the Dallas Cowboys are more of a contender this season than we thought they’d be. We explained how the compensation for a rental player is less than that of a player you know you can re-sign. And we mentioned how Adams has control of who he signs with next and as such has a level of control regarding who the Jets trade him to.

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Will this Dallas Cowboys Jamal Adams trade go down this summer? Trades for All-Pros rarely do but the circumstances are working in the favor of a trade  and given the circumstances, the Dallas Cowboys have to be favorites to land him should a trade go down.