Safety Jamal Adams will stay with the Jets following Tuesday's trade deadline.
Adams was reportedly among many players the Jets were considering trading, including running back Le'Veon Bell.
The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was the first to report on Tuesday that the Cowboys were interested in trading for Adams, a native of the Dallas area. ESPN's Ryan Clark added that the safety reportedly wants to return to Texas and play for the Cowboys. The Ravens were also pursuing Adams ahead of the trade deal but could not reach an agreement with New York, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Jets reportedly asked for a first rounder and two second rounders from Dallas to complete the deal, according to Rapoport.
Adams, 24, has been vocal about his discontent with the Jets' losing record but is popular with fans. The safety made it clear Tuesday night that he didn't ask for a trade, then followed by criticizing general manager Joe Douglass.
The Jets selected Adams with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 draft out of LSU. Through two and a half seasons in New York, he has tallied 235 tackles, 5.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. Adams was selected for his first and only Pro Bowl in 2018.
Adams is under contract for two more seasons after signing a four-year, $22.3 million rookie deal in 2017.
The Cowboys have gone 1–6 so far this season and are third in the AFC East.