Report: Seahawks wanted Cowboys’ second-rounder for Earl Thomas

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Weren’t the Seahawks supposed to be asking for at least first- and third-round picks for Earl Thomas? Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the Seahawks asked for the Cowboys’ second-round choice for Thomas on Friday.

Dallas balked, using the pick to select offensive lineman Connor Williams.

Rapoport adds that the Cowboys might have had Thomas for a third-round pick “and a lot more,” but Dallas declined that too. The Cowboys reportedly still have interest in the free safety after not coming out of the draft with one. Xavier Woods is penciled in as the starter at free safety with last year’s starter, Byron Jones, moving to cornerback.

Seahawks General Manager John Schneider admitted Saturday he talked to several teams Friday about a trade for Thomas but said nothing was close to happening.

Thomas threatened a holdout earlier this offseason in the absence of a new contract and opted to skip the start of the team’s offseason workouts. But Schneider recently said Thomas’ agent has promised Thomas won’t holdout.

15 responses to “Report: Seahawks wanted Cowboys’ second-rounder for Earl Thomas

  1. 3rd round is plenty, no need to add a sweetener to the deal. I’m sure Seattle, and more importantly Schneider will come to the realization that it is better to get a 3rd rounder than settle for a 4th or worse compensatory pick when he eventually walks next season.

  2. Why give up anything when they can sign him as a FA next year? The Seahawks shouldn’t have asked for that much because now they’ll get nothing.

  3. Glad Dallas didn’t do it. It’s not like we don’t have multiple holes to fill. A fifth round pick is the limit. He’s already played 8 years and high mileage as a physical safety.

  4. For a 6-time pro-bowl safety, he’s worth way more. A 2nd round is cheap, and it’s pretty sad the Cowboys didn’t pull the trigger on this. Hopefully he is super motivated and balls out this year against the Cowboys when we play them week 3.

  5. Based on the Seattle push to move Thomas plus his slight but growing decline in play Thomas is not worth it. 1 good year left at best with Thomas.

  6. This is kinda funny…what could be better for Seattle than to let Thomas know “his” Cowboys wouldn’t even trade a 2nd or 3rd+ picks for him. This is the perfect news story to have out there to keep Thomas were he is. #cowboys_got_played

  7. Rashaad Penny is worth more than Earl Thomas. LOL It shows Thomas III is way overrated by the 12ths if they think he is best free safety ever. In fact, Kenny Easley was a better safety than Thomas.

  8. Dallas has been really good about developing our own and shying away from other teams’ superstars via FA or trades. The Roy Williams trade , you can still smell the stink of the aftermath here in Cowboy Nation. We have been drafting very well and next season, we will be in Cap Heaven. Dallas is flying under the radar. We have stockpiled on depth. We are very young and are building on a solid foundation. Thanks but no thanks Seattle. We got this.

  9. He can’t tackle to save his life. He’s on the decline and a 5th is about all he’s worth any more.

  10. All I ask is that Seattle not deal with Dallas what so ever other than kicking their butt week 3. Only a moronic front office rolls the dice on a unknown 2nd round pick rather than a known top 3 safety. He better either be a Seahawk or in the AFC.

  11. I suspect the lack of a deal relates more to Thomas’s age than ability.

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