Jerry Jones acknowledged as much while chatting with a handful of reporters Sunday on his luxury bus outside Lucas Oil Stadium. He vowed that the Cowboys would make significant personnel changes and cited offensive line as a focal point.
Adams, who turns 35 in May, is entering the third season of a six-year, $43.8 million deal. However, Jones said finances would not be considered when determining whether to cut the Cowboys' longest-tenured active player.
The Cowboys essentially must decide whether they'd be better off with Doug Free starting at left tackle instead of a five-time Pro Bowler whose skills have declined the last couple of seasons. The Cowboys could also use an early pick on a tackle, even if they decide to keep Adams.
"If we could have a season like that out of him this year, it would be great," Jones said after pausing for several seconds when asked for his thoughts on Adams. "I was very pleased with his season. Certainly that’s the question mark. That’s when you have decision to make right there – can you get another year like that out of him?"