Report: League found no Cowboys tampering with Earl Thomas

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After the Seahawks played the Cowboys in September, Earl Thomas said that Cowboys coaches asked him if he was ready to get traded to Dallas the next day.

“I don’t know if they were joking or serious or not. I was just minding my business and my routine and they came up and a couple guys said something,” Thomas said at the time.

Thomas wasn’t traded and ended the year on injured reserve with a broken leg. The NFL still looked into the comments as possible tampering, however.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys cooperated with the investigation and that the league found “no wrongdoing” on Dallas’ part.

There was plenty of chatter about a trade sending Thomas to Dallas last offseason and the safety made his own overture to the Cowboys late in the 2017 season. He’s set to become a free agent in March, so we’ll see if that’s how things finally play out.

7 responses to “Report: League found no Cowboys tampering with Earl Thomas

  1. Could have gotten at least an early 3rd rounder for him but tried to play hard ball and lost… compensation pick will still at the end over the 3rd but could have a better pick…

  2. I think ET is going to be disappointed in the offers. Age, attitude, and injuries will bring his numbers down.

  3. You know I never thought Cousins was worth $84mil, but he got it. Two years ago there were former all pro safeties out of work and no one would pay them. You never know what the market might do. It seems like he should come cheap but………,

  4. “2 leg breaks in 3 years. Last one while just planting and pursuing. Sign at your own risk”

    Should have had a plate and screws after the first break, but Earl didn’t want foreign stuff in his body…..probably a bad decision on his part.

  5. nwhawkhater says:
    February 1, 2019 at 11:51 am
    Could have gotten at least an early 3rd rounder for him but tried to play hard ball and lost… compensation pick will still at the end over the 3rd but could have a better pick…
    +++
    Sure. But, they didn’t bow down to his demands like other teams have done with other players. He was under contract with Seattle. All Seattle had to do was abide by the contract, which they did. Both sides take risks in that situation.

    It’s the age old question. Are players right, or are teams right, in these situations?

    Fans look at pro sports as a game, which it is. But, it’s a business, pure and simple. Companies are going to do what’s in the best interest of the company.

    As a fan. I’d love to have him his whole career in Seattle. Yet, I also understand the dynamics of professional sports as well. That’s life in general.

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