And while the two sides remain far apart on their contract proposals _ so far that the Cowboys have little confidence they can come to an aggreement before the deadline _ they will still continue to talk and try to narrow the gulf.
If the Cowboys don't keep Adams off the market, look for the Dolphins and former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells to be dialing his number at 11:01.
The Dolphins have a ton of cap room and they would love to rebuild their offensive line around Adams.
The question for Adams is what's more important _ more money to play for a loser or stay in a place he has been for 10 years and have a chance at a Super Bowl run.
That he doesn't have a family means that he might be more willing to uproot.
By the same token, not having a family means that he might not need as much money for the future.
He has made a ton of money already in Dallas.
Clarence E. Hill Jr.