The rush of free agency finally fizzled out and when everyone walked out of the store with their new toys, the Cowboys finally waltzed their way inside. They’ve traded for a fullback, signed a linebacker, and finally brought in somebody who has absolutely zero connection to them.
The Cowboys have officially signed wide receiver Deonte Thompson.
The Cowboys have signed receiver Deonte Thompson to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million, according to a source. Thompson had 38 catches for 555 yards and two scores with Buffalo and Chicago last year. https://t.co/88ceZ2ebdI— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 22, 2018
According to Ian Rapoport Thompson’s new deal includes $1M guaranteed, so it’s not like the Cowboys had to smash the piggy bank or anything, but this new deal likely means a few things.
The Cowboys may still be in on the Allen Hurns chase according to Todd Archer.
Told the signing of Deonte Thompson does not close the door on the Cowboys' interest in Allen Hurns, who visited the team Wednesday and had dinner. Things could get interesting in the Cowboys' wide receivers' room. https://t.co/Ivt5uk9kBN— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 22, 2018
Originally this article noted this signing could have knocked the Cowboys out of the Hurns chase. We’ve updated with the Archer tweet.
This means that Dez Bryant still likely isn’t going anywhere (this was theoretically the case before, but still). Few thought that the addition of Hurns could have potentially dispelled Bryant, but Thompson hardly means that’s the case.
Deonte Thompson isn’t somebody who would be expected to make huge noise for the Cowboys in 2018. This is your Brice Butler replacement, and the Cowboys will still likely draft a receiver high in the next few weeks.
It’s worth noting that all three players that the Cowboys have acquired this free agency period (Olawale, Thomas, and now Thompson) all went undrafted.
Welcome aboard, Deonte.