Latest On Cowboys, Earl Thomas

The Cowboys have long been connected with Earl Thomas, but they’re not about to sell out to land the Seahawks safety. A trade for Thomas is not a draft priority for Dallas, a source tells veteran NFL reporter Ed Werder (on Twitter). However, they remain interested in him as a player and they are willing to engage in trade talks if Seattle lowers its asking price.

In March, it was reported that the Seahawks were asking teams for a first-round pick and a third-round pick to part ways with the six-time Pro Bowler. Seahawks GM John Schneider recently went on the record to say that he expects Thomas to be a part of the team in 2018, but his contractual situation complicates things. Thomas is entering the final year of his four-year, $40MM accord and is pushing for an extension. The safety was absent from the start of Seattle’s offseason program and he has threatened to hold out if he does not get a new deal before the start of the season.

The Seahawks parted ways with stars Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman this offseason, so they are clearly not opposed to trading established veterans. The Cowboys, meanwhile, will have a spot for Thomas if they follow through on their plan to move Byron Jones from safety to cornerback. For a deal to go down, however, Seattle will have to meet Dallas somewhere in the middle.

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19 comments on “Latest On Cowboys, Earl Thomas

  1. walshanater

    What is the difference between a grilled cheese, and a cheese melt?

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  2. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    Earl Thomas to Dallas, LeVeon Bell to Seattle, and Dallas’ #1 to Pittsburgh seems to solve a lot of issues for everyone.

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    • Miklo916

      Yeah right. Steeler gonna want more than just a 1st for bell

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    • justinkm19

      The article said Seattle needs to lower its price. Dallas isn’t and was never giving up a 1st for ET. Maybe a 2nd but 3rd more likely

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  3. tyork21

    A 2nd and a 4th I’m not sure if I do that deal.. Dallas has 2 young Safeties in Woods and Frazier. They both played well when in the field last year.. they need a LB, WR, they can get both with the first and second round picks.. if you can get away with a 3rd this year and a 2nd next year I would do the deal but not the 2nd this years draft. Holes to fill.

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    • kaehlaone

      You’re nuts. You wouldn’t trade a 2nd this year for arguably the best safety in the league?

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      • Neil5611

        As a Seahawks fan, your correct. He can change a game by himself. I’m hoping for two seconds or a second and third rounder. Game changer.

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      • tyork21

        Nuts? No need to say that it’s just my opinion.. I think we need more than a safety.. so no I’m not nuts.. I would rather give a 3rd this year and fill the other two holes we have get him and give a second next year .. why Is that so bad they still would be getting a 2nd and instead of a 4th they’d get a 3rd..the 2nd is just delayed 1 year.. hell I’d even throw on a 5th this year to go along with the 3rd for them getting the 2nd next year.

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  4. Rett Davis

    100% this. Earl has expressed interest in us so he would sign long term. We would get 5 years of a safety. 3 of which are sure to be still in his prime. You’d dream about drafting a safety in the 1st that could produce that.

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    • Mikel Grady

      Ha ha amen. We picked Claiborne then spent ton on Carr and church.thomas is proven

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  5. Seattlehof24

    The Cowboys fans acting like a 2nd rounder is too steep to pay for a future hall of fame safety in his prime have obviously never watched him play consistently. Offer a 3rd or 4th rounder and Seattle laughs, shakes their head and says “no”. We’ll keep him and extend him at that point.

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  6. tyork21

    It’s funny that no one can read .. never said a 2nd was to high .. said I’d give a 3rd this year and a 2nd next year so that you could use the picks this year on LB and WR .. learn to read please I even said I’d throw a 5 in this year for them to wait until next year for the 2nd so let me make it clear for those who can read … that’s a 3rd and 5th this year and a 2nd next year for Thomas .. that would be more than a 2nd and 4th this year.
    Just wanna keep this years 2nd..

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  7. hughcapet987

    Why would Jones part with a first and third rounder for an aging DB? No deal!

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