More talk that Cowboys could trade for Earl Thomas

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Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is not happy with his contract, and there has been talk all offseason that he could get dealt to the Cowboys. That talk is not going away.

The latest comments come from Bryan Broaddus, a writer for the Cowboys’ website, who said on 105.3 The Fan that there’s still a possibility Thomas could end up in Dallas.

“The Cowboys have to look at their situation at safety and figure out is this going to be good enough? Are we able to compete for a division? To get in the playoffs? Could Earl Thomas be a guy, could he be a difference maker?,” Broaddus said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I feel like that the Earl Thomas situation still is in play. It’s just a matter of where Seattle is going to be. I don’t believe Earl Thomas is going to sit out games for Seattle. I really, really don’t. You’re talking about a guy that makes over $10 million. Players just don’t leave those checks on the field just for principal, for that reason. I think that Seattle is going to have to figure out something. The Cowboys are going to have to figure out something. And maybe they do work something out there.”

Reports came out during the draft that the Cowboys and Seahawks discussed a trade, but that the Cowboys wouldn’t give up the second-round pick the Seahawks were seeking. That still sounds like too steep a price, but perhaps something could be worked out to get Thomas in Dallas.

69 responses to “More talk that Cowboys could trade for Earl Thomas

  1. While Thomas might help the Cowboys for a season or two, his contract demands would be deadly to a team that will soon have to do new deals for Elliot and Prescott. Develop your young players (and they have some young players in the secondary with skills) and they’ll do the job for you. Jerry however, will do the idiotic thing and sign Thomas to an expensive, long term deal that will have negative repercussions long after Thomas is useful.

  2. A second round pick is ‘too much’ for a 29 year old team leader from day #1, a future HOF easily one of the best pure safeties of this era? Hmmmm…

    Word has it he wants three years added to his current @ 35m in guaranteed money for 4 year total contract.
    The Seahawks want him at 3 years including this last year of his contract.
    PC/Pete don’t give out contracts over 3 years total.

    I think the Cowboys could use him right now. Seahawks are on a downward spiral and could use a year or two of higher draft picks. ET might just help them to another mediocre 9-7 again and more #18 draft picks. Their last top 10 was the year ET was drafted.
    Trade him, Seahawks.

  3. seattle should take the 2nd and save the $10 mill and get 2 good OL to protect who like it or not is the franchise going forward, Russell Wilson

  4. The cowboys can surely use him. But somehow, some way they’ll screw it up. So glad JJ is such a great GM.

  5. Haters going to hate! We are going to give Seattle a 3rd round pick like I been saying for many many months now. E.T. Has 3 pro bowl years left and two more very good years after that, so a five year contract is perfect. Our rookie secondary was outstanding last year and our top 10 defense will now become top 5! We need a pro bowl vet with all this Young talent and we are trying to win Now so let’s do it!

  6. If they can make a deal that’s easy on the dead money, I’m all for it. The Cowboys haven’t had a true ball hawking safety since Darren Woodson.

  7. While they add it, why not trade Wagner, Wright, Baldwin, and Wilson? They lost everybody else basically why stop.

  8. 50mil in space next year 112mil the following. They have done more with less cap space. Yes Zeke, Dak, and Lawerence will need deals but everyone else is locked in already. Spread out properly it wouldnt be hard at all to add Thomas.

  9. They could trade for the entire Legion of Doom and it wouldn’t matter if Dez plays as lousy as he did last year.

  10. calizcowboyz says:
    July 7, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    Haters going to hate! We are going to give Seattle a 3rd round pick like I been saying for many many months now. E.T. Has 3 pro bowl years left and two more very good years after that, so a five year contract is perfect. Our rookie secondary was outstanding last year and our top 10 defense will now become top 5! We need a pro bowl vet with all this Young talent and we are trying to win Now so let’s do it!

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    And you will still battle the Rwdskins to see who ends in 3rd place and who ends in last

  11. Two thoughts:

    Seattle should back off their demands and trade him so they at least get something. He’s on the tail end of his career and he’s in the last year of his contract. If they don’t trade him, they’ll get nothing for him after the season.

    Why would Dallas trade for Thomas? He’s near the tail end of his career and he probably wants more money than he’s worth. On top of that, they’re going to have to cough up a draft pick that could play for them long after Thomas is retired. Plus, can they really afford to pay him what he wants?

    Just because Thomas is a future HoFer doesn’t mean he’s worth $35M. The key thing here is who is making the decision. If Jerruh is making the decision he’d do the dumb thing and trade for him. If his son is making the decision, this trade is dead in the water. He seems to have more sense than Jerruh.

  12. Who cares. Their offense is so impotent they’ll need jerruhs viagara to beat anyone. Here are some words you’ll hear a lot this year, “Handoff to Elliott”.

  13. I’m all for players getting paid fairly, but what is this guy’s deal? He is already getting paid like a top safety. It’s not like he is getting paid like some chump. Why don’t all of these players fire their agents? These agents keep getting these guys 4 and 5 year deals, but then they want a new deal in 2 years. Why don’t their agents just get them 1 and 2 year deals so they can maximize their value every year?

  14. Earl Thomas is under CONTRACT to play for the Seattle Seahawks in 2018. I think when all is said and done, he will honor that contract…ET is a stand up dude albeit a bit eccentric…

  15. The Cowboys would be foolish to trade for Thomas. The 30 year old is too old, too expensive, and the draft pick is not worth it. The Cowboys have better options with their own young players and decent FA players still available. If Jerrah tries to be his typical “stupid”, Stephen should lock him up in a closet or have him committed to a mental ward.

  16. .
    Don’t sleep on the Patriots getting in on this. Their glut at Oline has made soon to be free agent G Shaq Mason available. Plus they have acquired additional future draft picks which could be used in trade.
    .

  17. Dallas fans say a 2nd is too high, Seattle fans say too low.
    He is in discussion as a HOF player who is not at the end oF his career, and has 5 more in him at a very high level. Very high character/leader and great film study to help younger players.

    Whoever he plays for next year did the right thing in getting/keeping him.

  18. It’s amazing that so called journalists and or radio personalities, one in the same anymore, are enamored with his “come get me” sound bite. He’s on the backside of his career, and knows damn well Jerruh likes to pay players well into their retirement. Dallas fans will act as it’s an honor to wear the star. And are clamoring for him. He wants money, and more money. Simple as that. He won’t make a bit of difference.

  19. A second round pick for a future hall of fame player who can still play is insulting considering what Darrelle Revis got a few years back.

  20. I rarely, if ever comment on here when I read a Cowboys article, but I do get a kick out of the Cowboys haters that comment!! Shouldn’t you know at least a little bit about a topic before you comment? Bottom line, maybe years 3 or 4 of a potential Earl Thomas contract may hurt the Cowboys, but it certainly wouldn’t be a problem given the fact that they are going to have something like $90+ million under the salary cap after this season! Plenty of money to sign Zeke, Dak, D. Lawrence, etc.! I think the Cowboys defense showed you last year after the 1st half of the season that they are super talented, super young, & started to play super well! That being said, I think Earl Thomas would be the 1 piece that they could add that may put that defense over the top! And when you are playing against the Giants & OBJ 2 times a year, the Iggles, the Saints, Packers, it would really help if they had a leader in that secondary!

  21. 700levelvet says:
    July 7, 2018 at 7:29 pm
    It’s amazing that so called journalists and or radio personalities, one in the same anymore, are enamored with his “come get me” sound bite. He’s on the backside of his career, and knows damn well Jerruh likes to pay players well into their retirement. Dallas fans will act as it’s an honor to wear the star. And are clamoring for him. He wants money, and more money. Simple as that. He won’t make a bit of difference.

    Sure Bro BECAUSE Pro Bowl safeties Never make a difference! LMAO! Add ET to a Top 10 Defense … and this cat says it wont make a bit of difference ….oookay Truth errrrrr 700 pffft h a t e r …

  22. Thomas is under contract, one he signed willingly. Seahawks are under zero obligation to pay him more money or trade him to a team that supposedly will. Tired of pima donna athletes demanding to renegotiate fairly agreed to contracts. Rodgers and Thomas are two perfect examples. Signed a contract and now demand more. Both Seattle and Green Bay need to stand firm. I mean really, whats Aaron or Earle going to do? Sit out a season or two and lose the millions they would be paid? Thats money theyd never get back if they go that route.

    You signed the damned contract, be a MAN and honor it.

  23. Get the deal done already. Seahawks got the best Earl had to give, and us fans are grateful for it. It’s his dream to play for Dallas, give him a chance to do it while he still can. It’s a business but it is more than that. I wish Marshawn had gone to the Raiders a year or two sooner, but I’m glad he got to live out his dream. The Seahawks love to play up the “player-friendly” angle, here’s there chance to put their money where their mouth is.

  24. more talk cowboys could sign janoris jenkins’ brother…”he’s a fine leader and would be a fine addition to the Cowboys”, ole Jer

  25. I was never sold on Thomas. Every time I saw him hit he was hitting a teammate. And he can’t cover his shadow. Ask Amendola who owned him in the SB. Thomas had all day to make predictable reads and could not get it done. HOF, NOT. Dump him. Kam made that defense what it was.

  26. 700levelvet says:
    July 7, 2018 at 9:02 pm
    Dallas could be 2 billion under the cap…it doesn’t matter
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    You’re delusional. You post more comments than Cowboys fans. Maybe you are one! 🙂 Dallas has been cap strapped for years and to say it doesn’t matter is laughable. Isn’t that how the Sheagles built their super bowl team? Bunch of hired help to put them over the top? And now, the Egitrls are cap strapped. They will soon need to pay their QB? The back up to Foles….the one that didn’t win the super bowl.

    You better hope that they don’t add ET. The defense arrow is pointing up. If you deny it, then you really don’t know. How many rookies played last year in the secondary and played damn good. It will only get better. When it does, we will wait for you to post because you always do. Go Cowboys!

  27. Patriots should make a run at him. They allowed Nick Foles to shred them. They need all the help they can get. Same goes for the Steelers who let Blake Bortles steal their lunch money.

  28. I’ve been a Cowboys fan since 1972 and I’m not even sure that I WANT Earl Thomas on the team. At least not at the price that both he (money) and the Seahawks (draft picks) are asking.

  29. Holy crap the cowboys fans in this site are delusional. I really hope they are not overall representative of how the majority of them think.

    For one we have the guy who thinks it is a good business decision to give up a 3rd round pick AND a 5 year contract to a 29 year old SAFETY. A 3rd rounder that has a good likelihood to be closer to a 2nd rounder given that the Dallas offense is so inept that it has somehow managed in July to already go 3 and out to start the season.

    Then there is the guy who thinks that ET will net a 3rd in a comp pick if/when he walks. Dallas has a ton of cap room coming up so they will either go on a signing spree next year (to try to make up for the embarassment of a season they are about to have) that would likely include re-signing ET or simply signing enough expensive players that it would wash out their FA losses in that weirdo compensatory pick formula (not to mention that ET at 30 going on 31 by then is not going to command a huge contract on the FA market, further diminishib their compensatory returns). Good luck with that one, bro.

    And finally the guy trash-talking the SB Champion EAGLES (who made Jerry Jones scream into his pillow by his own words the year after Dallas went 13-3 and was supposed to dominate the league) by being completely wrong about everything he said about them! The Eagles are in very good position to possibly repeat. Not saying it is likely since it is extremely difficult to do in any sport in any league. But among recent SB winners, the Eagles are in VERY good position to contend for the foreseeable future. And he cites the upcoming need to pay their franchise QB in Wentz as if it is a bad thing that they have a true franchise QB and not a one year fluke who benefited from a super talented offensive supporting cast like Dak did (and now that case is largely gone haha). Fact of the .matter is the Eagles 3rd TE has more career catches than all of the cowboys TE put together, the Eagles second string WRs are better than Dallas’ starters minus Hurns (who is going to be shut down all year being the only legit receiving threat on the team), and while Zeke may be a better RB than any one RB the Eagles have, he will get worn out by being 70% of their offensive focus while the Eagles can rotate effective and talented role players week in and week out and still produce.

    I say it will be at least 2020 before the cowboys even have a winning season again, to say nothing of making the playoffs or actually winning a post season game. Cowboys wasted Romo’s career and their fans still talk trash when they haven’t had any significant playoff success since people still tied flannels around their waists without trying to be hipsters.

  30. Seahawks fans saying ET isn’t that good anyway is further proof they’re the most ignorant fanbase in sports. ET as a single high safety entirely enabled the Seattle scheme , the best talent on both sides of the ball..

  31. SEA’s defense is going to be terrible this season. Not only does SEA lack any sort decent pass rush but they now lack both starting starting Saeties as well with Thomas very likely being traded. Bradley McCougald on his best day is just average and their #2 is freaking horrible in SS Mo Alexander, who the Rams even benched back when they sucked. That doesn’t evoke a lot of confidence in him. The loss of Thomas and the loss of Chancellor ESPECIALLY drastically hurts the run game making it much worse to, this would leave a gaping hole and really expose both corners if Thomas is moved. SS Delano Hill is much worse n extremely raw so I doubt he’s called up.

  32. Bottom line …the Cowboys were very interested in Thomas
    and were willing to give up a second round pick during the
    2018 draft, however, Conner Williams was surprisingly there.
    The Cowboys made the right move. Williams solidifies the
    O-line. The off-season acquisitions also allow the Cowboys to
    avoid the disasterous offensive line problems that they suffered
    last year.
    I believe the Seahawks are in a rebuilding phase …a short phase.
    If I were the Seahawks and I could get a second round pick for
    a player who will most likely leave in free agency, I would do it.
    A second is better than a speculative 3rd round pick if the Seahawks
    don’t sign any high level free agents.

  33. If the price is right. Dallas has gotten a good habit of grooming our own and paying them if they show up. No more outside block buster FA / someone else’s superstar transactions. We are about to be in cap heaven but we must be prepared to “Feed Zeke” ‘s bank account and the 2016 rookie of the year as well. Oh and D-LAW and a few others. E.T has to take a discount for this deal to even have a chance. Would be nice to have a good player with veteran guidance to our very young talented secondary. Let’s say E.T does take a discount, now we must “feed” Seattle whom are trying to high ball Dallas. Seattle better get something for him now or he will end up in Dallas shortly after this season anyways. Tick tock.

  34. You can not let these players force a team into giving them what they want.
    Thomas disrespected his teammates, Pete Carroll, the Seahawk fanbase and te owner when he publicly went to tell the Cowboys to “come get him” on TV.
    The team should let him sit out, withhold his paychecks, and fine him if able to.
    Paul Allen needs to sit down with Earl and say, look here boy, I know what you want and are trying to do. But I am the owner, and you will do what I want you to do, not what you want you to do.
    Show every player in the league and remind them, of exactly who the true BOSSES are

  35. Earl Thomas is nothing without that defense he had. He is not a surefire HOF nor best pure safety of his time.

    I hope Dallas gives up picks and money for him. He won’t be anywhere as good as he was when Seattle had a dirty defense. Every year they lost a key player he got worse.

  36. Trading for someone who has one year left on his current contract is not a good idea. Seattle traded for Sheldon Richardson and he is now playing somewhere else because he got a better deal as free agent elswhere.

  37. Sign him 2yrs and work with Xavier Woods…would not only give the Cowboys a shot at a Super Bowl sooner than later, but will help bring up leaders in our secondary for the future of this team

  38. ronfai says:
    Seahawks fans saying ET isn’t that good anyway is further proof they’re the most ignorant fanbase in sports. ET as a single high safety entirely enabled the Seattle scheme , the best talent on both sides of the ball..
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    Wrong. Sherman’s complete shutdown of 1/3rd of the field allowed Thomas to use his speed and roam freely, not the other way around.

    Having said that, Thomas is the fastest safety in NFL history and still makes plays all over the field. I’d rather keep him than trade him but either way, he’s an easy Hall of Famer.

  39. Forget the draft pick, send Thomas to Dallas for one of the young stud OL they have! Dallas won’t be able to pay them all once they Pay Thomas anyway.. Seattle needs OL help badly

  40. Seadan, do some more research on the Cowboys’ salary cap. It will be 2020 before any of the starting offensive linemen’s contracts are up.

  41. I think as we have seen in the past is that a team’s Super Bowl window is very small. The Seahawks’ window was 3 year and then it slammed shut because they were unable to replenish due to poor drafting. Which is why I think Dallas should go for it and give the Seahawks a 2nd rounder. NFC is wide open and adding Thomas could push Dallas over the top. It makes no sense for the Seahawks to keep Thomas if he doesn’t want to be there.

  42. As long as they run a Tampa 2 as their base, spending a bunch of money on a free safety doesn’t make much sense. The scheme de-emphasizes the position, and Thomas’ unique skill set would be wasted in it. Unless they start running a bunch of Cover 1 or Cover 3, why would you spend a big chunk of your cap space on a free safety?

    And no, it doesn’t make much sense to completely change your scheme to accommodate a defensive back who’s about to turn 30, even if he is a future hall-of-famer.

  43. Even if they sign him they will finish in last place!!! They have a terrible QB no receivers and an average defense!!! recipe for last place…..Defenses have figured out Dak!!!!

  44. Thomas is now a distraction. Just cut him loose and let him make his own deal with another team because Penny-pinching Mode is not getting any high price free agent anyway.

  45. I’d like to see them keep Earl for just this year, but after that it’s time to move on with Tedric Thompson (who btw was one of the best cover safeties in college football at Colorado). I really like the youth movement that’s begun on this team. They’ve invested in the online adding Duane Brown, DJ Fluker. They’ve drafted Ifedi, Pocic, and Britt. They’ve hired a new oline coach. I see a recommitment to the running game and we have a magician at QB. The defense has some intriguing youth in Shaq Griffin, Naz Jones..and enough veterans to be decent. They should be very good at stopping the run. If the oline and running game return I could see them being in the mix for a playoff spot Earl or no Earl.

  46. So delicious to watch Seattle crumble…. the ridiculous “ since 2012’s” can’t scream their team to victory since the roster has been purged of any significant talent. Well at least you have the unquestionable integrity of your head coach to fall back on lol. Welcome back to familiar surroundings….. the cellar of the NFC West

  47. trollaikman8 says:
    July 7, 2018 at 7:10 pm
    next year he walks to Dallas for nothing, scumhawks….you should trade him while you can.
    ________________

    Apparently you’ve never heard of the franchise tag.

  48. purpleguy says:

    July 7, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    They could trade for the entire Legion of Doom and it wouldn’t matter if Dez plays as lousy as he did last year.
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    Dez is gone man. lol

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