If Cowboys want to be real contenders, they will find a way to get Earl Thomas
Ever since the Seahawks defeated the Cowboys in 2017 to end their postseason chances, the team has been linked to safety Earl Thomas.
After that game, Thomas followed then head coach Jason Garrett and told him “If y’all have the chance, come get me.”
Well, Thomas had the chance to become a Cowboy, but elected to sign with the Baltimore Ravens. Now that Thomas is released, there is a real chance that he could finally land in Dallas after all these years.
In his prime, Thomas was one of the best football players on the field. As a member of the infamous “Legion of Boom,” he helped the defense lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl title, which included back-to-back trips in the big dance.
After a fight with teammate Chuck Clar, the Ravens had enough, so the team released him. It appears that owner Jerry Jones has left the door open on Thomas coming to the Big D, while some reporters, such as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, suggest that the Cowboys are not expected to offer him a contract.
Dallas could use the improvement. Over the last decade, the safety position has been a revolving door. The Cowboys have not had a safety make the Pro Bowl since Ken Hamlin and Roy Williams made it in 2007.
Last year, Thomas recorded 49 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and two sacks in 15 games. He would be a great upgrade at the position even though the team has Xavier Woods and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
If the Cowboys are serious about making a run at the Super Bowl, the team will find a way to get Thomas to Dallas.
One note on FA Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas: While the #Cowboys made some inquiries, they are not expected to be among the teams vying for Thomas’ services, sources say. So the Dallas/Thomas love affair ends here. 😢
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2020