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Cowboys claim Patriots pick Jemea Thomas off waivers

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The Patriots spent a sixth-round draft pick on defensive back Jemea Thomas this year, and Thomas was so unimpressive in training camp that he didn’t even survive the first round of roster cuts. But he’ll now get a shot in Dallas.

Thomas was claimed on waivers by the Cowboys today, a day after he was placed on waivers by the Patriots.

Thomas played both cornerback and safety at Georgia Tech and was also viewed heading into the draft as a player with the potential to be a solid contributor on special teams. He didn’t show much of anything in three months of work with New England.

But in Dallas, where they’re desperate for talent on defense, there’s a decent chance that Thomas can stick around beyond Saturday’s cut down to the 53-man roster. The Patriots saw Thomas’s talent before the draft, and the Cowboys still think he has promise, even if he couldn’t cut it in New England.

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30 Responses to “Cowboys claim Patriots pick Jemea Thomas off waivers”
  1. doomsdaydefensetx says: Aug 27, 2014 5:39 PM

    Nice move, may be some potential in Belichick drafted him.

  2. gammynomnom says: Aug 27, 2014 5:50 PM

    He will be injured by week one in Dallas.

  3. patriotsarespygaters says: Aug 27, 2014 5:57 PM

    @doomsdaydefensetx
    and then the hoodie released him wasting a 6th round pick on him…..dallas will cut him soon because he will not help u will see

  4. selgaeinla says: Aug 27, 2014 6:01 PM

    They are now know as the Allas Cowboys……because they have no D.

  5. junebug42 says: Aug 27, 2014 6:17 PM

    Damn…..Selgaeinla how long did it take to think of that one??? Original my man!!!!!!

  6. rodneyharrisonstruckstick says: Aug 27, 2014 6:30 PM

    patriotsarespygaters says: Aug 27, 2014 5:57 PM

    and then the hoodie released him wasting a 6th round pick on him…..dallas will cut him soon because he will not help u will see
    —————
    haha how many of your teams 6th or 7th round picks have stuck around over the last 10 yrs? I GUARANTEE not as many as Belichick’s. Hater

  7. Patskrieg dot com says: Aug 27, 2014 6:33 PM

    Quite honestly I never got what Belichick saw in Thomas but I was a little intrigued to find out. Guess that’s over with.

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 27, 2014 7:10 PM

    This likely just a camp body to get though one more preseason game. Seems Dallas just cut a CB they recently got from NE.

  9. thelastwordyaheard says: Aug 27, 2014 7:15 PM

    the Pats like to trade down & stockpile late rd. picks so they can waste them on guys like this

  10. TheWizard says: Aug 27, 2014 7:17 PM

    Dynasty !

  11. 6ball says: Aug 27, 2014 7:18 PM

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    Belichick was attracted to Thomas because of his versatility, as he could play CB, Safety and special teams. However, it appears he didn’t play them well enough to find a spot in the crowded Patriots secondary.
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  12. romeisburningtfb says: Aug 27, 2014 7:25 PM

    He was hurt almost the entire length of camp. He practiced a hand full of times. I wouldn’t say they were so unimpressed. It’s a numbers game and they are stacked at DB. But hey, good research bro

  13. tim8450 says: Aug 27, 2014 7:27 PM

    Couldn’t beat out UDRFA Malcom Butler is why. Certainly wasn’t going to beat out the incumbants.

    Yeh, BB’s record of 6th round picks is sooo bad.

  14. patriotgame says: Aug 27, 2014 7:43 PM

    Oh right!!!! His 6th round picks are terrible…… Who would want Tom Brady… Haters

  15. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 27, 2014 7:58 PM

    Bet his nickname will be “Aunt.”

  16. ampats says: Aug 27, 2014 8:06 PM

    When Jerry Jones is your GM you claim on waivers other teams mistakes to build your team.The Cowboys could have a top 5 pick in the draft next season to draft their next QB.

  17. spoilerfutbol says: Aug 27, 2014 8:15 PM

    He is a CB/S but undersized for safety, so he was drafted for play nickel CB, but Patriots´depth at the position (Arrington, Dennard, Ryan) pushed Thomas out of the roster.
    I think this is a steal for the Cowboys, reviewing some tape of this guy after the draft he can cover, he can tackle, there is some impressive plays over Kevin Benjamin.

  18. guachosporlife says: Aug 27, 2014 8:16 PM

    Our new Doomsday Defense–We’re doomed…sighs.

  19. crewchief15 says: Aug 27, 2014 8:28 PM

    I think BB, as of late, always has a very good team but in a average division. Pats are the 7th best team in the NFL maybe 8th. The Brady train is running out of steam, and as we know, great QB’s make coaches look real good. He’s still a good coach, but he’s even better w/ Mr. Brady.

  20. tedmurph says: Aug 27, 2014 8:39 PM

    Belichick’s(wasted) 6th/7th rnd pks:

    ADennard
    JEdelman
    MCassell
    TBanta-Cain
    DGivens
    PPass
    AHarris
    TBrady

  21. rwhited2 says: Aug 27, 2014 8:45 PM

    In other news, Jemea Thomas just put on IR after pulling his hamstring signing his contract with the Cowboys…

  22. cowboyinpawleys says: Aug 27, 2014 10:37 PM

    Just because a guy can’t make one team doesn’t mean he can’t play. The cowboys are deep at running back and will probably cut a guy that will play for another team. The boys are thin at DB due to injury and the pats were too deep. The pats were so thin at a TE that they traded a starting OL for one.

  23. helicopterpilot13 says: Aug 27, 2014 10:59 PM

    If the Patriots have a flaw, it’s they don’t keep their draft picks.
    But maybe they feel like since they get to pick over the waiver wire from all the other teams, then maybe those available guys are as susceptible to success as the ones the Pats drafted.

  24. ncphinsfan says: Aug 27, 2014 11:28 PM

    Wait a minute… I thought Belichick was a Genius?

  25. Big Blue On You says: Aug 28, 2014 12:46 AM

    If Jemea Thomas couldn’t beat out Chuing for a safety spot, he’s doomed…

  26. dlk47823 says: Aug 28, 2014 12:58 AM

    Brady is the only good late pick they’ve ever had….and it was like 40 years ago

  27. patssox says: Aug 28, 2014 1:37 AM

    Cowboys and Patriots are in different leagues.

    Our (Pats) castoffs are their starters.

  28. igster1 says: Aug 28, 2014 4:17 AM

    jerry get somebody that can get to the damn qb.

  29. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Aug 28, 2014 6:18 AM

    Half of the Cowboys’ 2014 starting defense is still on other teams’ rosters awaiting the final cuts to 53 by Saturday.

  30. swagger52 says: Aug 28, 2014 8:50 AM

    While everybody else is playing checkers, Belichek is playing chess. This is just part of the game of chess….making draft mistakes. It won’t matter Patriots and their fans will be bowing down to the King of the AFC L east. Big woop.

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