NFL: Cowboys Did Not Tamper With Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas‘ flirtations with the Cowboys have been well-documented. The Cowboys, some say, have flirted back, but the league found no wrongdoing on the part of the organization, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets

Over the last year, Thomas has professed his love to the Cowboys in a number of ways. He bowed to the Dallas bench after an interception in September, cut plans short to catch the Cowboys on TV, and likely leaked further word of his interest to the press through backchannels.

Meanwhile, it was alleged that Cowboys staff members made comments to Thomas before a game this year that may have violated tampering laws. It’s unclear whether such comments were actually made, but in any event, the league will not pursue the allegations.

The Cowboys flirted with the idea of a Thomas trade, but all trade discussions were brought to a screeching halt when Thomas was carted off of the field with a season-ending leg fracture. While being carted off of the field, Thomas flipped off his own bench.

After wrapping up his four-year, $40MM extension, Thomas will be an unrestricted free agent in March.

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12 comments on “NFL: Cowboys Did Not Tamper With Earl Thomas

  1. ruben28

    We should get him in free agency still! We should pursue him in free agency as our number one priority and we will have a nice rotation in the safety position

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    • Neil5611

      As a Seahawks fan Earl is great and will bounce back. We wish him well as a Cowboy. As long as they pay him he will kick ass.

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    • Cyclonesbb17

      I admit Earl is my fav. he’s a missile. But we have to sign Bobby man… He’s the priority.. it would be good to get Wright back as well.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Definitely a keeper. Caption should read “This is what I think of your latest contract offer”.

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  2. washington_bonercats

    He’s gonna head to Green Bay. Dallas isn’t gonna have enough cap to sign him comfortably after they resign the one who shall not be named

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  3. PeterDipersio

    If Devin McCourty decides to hang them up after the Super Bowl, you possibly could see Thomas in New England

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