Safety Earl Thomas might have to wait a while to find a new NFL team.
On Adam Schefter’s ESPN podcast, he revealed some interesting information about how the Cowboys aren’t dropping everything they are doing to sign the former All-Pro defensive back of the Seattle Seahawks. Thomas spent last season as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. While he made his seventh trip to the Pro Bowl, his offseason has been tumultuous and he has been cut.
“I’m not getting the vibe initially that the Cowboys are rushing to do anything with him,” said Schefter on his podcast. “I think the market for Earl Thomas might not be as robust as some people seem to think. They want to know what happened in Baltimore, why that relationship went sour, the circumstances that led to his release.”
“And because of that, I don’t think teams are exactly rushing to go sign Earl Thomas at this point and time. I think teams are trying to get more information before they make any move, and I think Dallas is in that category, making calls across the league and not necessarily loving what they are initially hearing.”
Will the Dallas Cowboys end up signing Earl Thomas at some point this year?
Thomas did star in the Lone Star State playing for the Texas Longhorns in college. Towards the end of his Seahawks’ tenure, the All-Pro safety famously chased down former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett in the tunnel, begging him to please come get him. Was Seattle such a bad place? What about Baltimore? Those are two of the eight best organizations in the NFL. What’s going on?
While he did have a major injury in his final season with the Seahawks in 2018, Thomas laid to rest the rumor he couldn’t play anymore when he starred in his one year with the Ravens. Clearly, he can still play at a high level, but reportedly showing up late to meetings, off-the-field issues and growing frustrations with his former teammates led to his surprising release over the weekend.
The reason Dallas may still have an interest in signing Thomas is the Cowboys missed out on the Jamal Adams sweepstakes. The formerly frustrated safety from the New York Jets forced a trade out of Gang Green and to none other than Thomas’ former employer up in the Pacific Northwest. Adams will contend for a Super Bowl, while Thomas is now looking for his third NFL team.
Dallas may eventually sign Thomas, but waiting a few weeks may end up serving them in the end.