Friday may be the de facto deadline for the Cowboys to pull off a trade for Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. The Seahawks have had some recent talks with Dallas about the star defender and we’ll know by tonight whether the Cowboys will land him, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
It’s only logical that a blockbuster trade for Thomas would have to involve picks from Day 2 of the draft. The Cowboys are not willing to sell out for Thomas, as Ed Werder detailed earlier this week, but they do have a second round pick (No. 50) and a third round pick (No. 81) to work with if a deal is within reach. Still, Rapoport classifies the odds of a deal coming together as something of a longshot.
Last month, it was reported that the Seahawks were seeking a first round pick and a third round pick for the six-time Pro Bowler. The ship has sailed on netting a 2018 first-round choice, but Seattle, in actuality, could be willing to take less.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys will have to consider the cost of a new contract for Thomas in any potential trade. The safety is entering the final year of a four-year, $40MM deal and they’d probably have to hammer out a sizable extension before pulling the trigger on a deal.
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