The Dallas Cowboys owner has been very cryptic about the team’s approach towards signing the All-Pro safety. When Jones made his usual appearance on 105.3 The Fan, he had this to say about the matter: “haven’t visited personally with Earl nor has anyone”
ESPN’s Jane Slater took the response to Twitter by adding this, “but that would probably be the next step. Sounds vague but pressed again big part is “evaluating where we are on the roster”
Once upon a time, the Cowboys had a chance to nab All-Pro safety Earl Thomas but elected to pass. Last year, according to Calvin Watkins of The Athletic, the Cowboys had “no interest” in signing Thomas.
“Price is everything,” said Watkins in 2019.
That is why the Ravens ultimately released Thomas because finding a trade partner was not likely. In 2019, Thomas signed a four-year, $55 million deal with the Ravens. However, due to an intra practice incident, the Ravens released Thomas, and now the Cowboys are the No. 1 contender for his services.
One reporter believes that Jones is not interested, and even asked the Cowboys owner to his face. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport announced on Tuesday that the Cowboys are not one of the suitors in pursuit of Thomas.
When asked on 105.3 The Fan, Jones was very blunt with his answer.
“He doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. “The only one that knows that is me standing right here.”
Rapoport was quick to respond on social media. “Gotta love Jerry Jones… who said the same thing — “He has no idea” — when I reported midway through the season that Dak was going to get franchise tagged.”
Last year, Thomas recorded 49 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and two sacks in 15 games.