With the NFL Scouting Combine currently underway, it should not come as a surprise for rumors to surface in the coming days. At this event, NFL executives and personnel are able to work in close confines to discuss their rosters, and other rosters.
One rumor that has been floated around as a possibility for awhile has been the idea of Earl Thomas playing for the Cowboys. After the Seahawks beat, and ended, the Cowboys’ slim playoff hopes, Thomas talked to Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. The takeaway from the below video is that Thomas said to Garrett, “If you have a chance to get me, come get me.”
Earl Thomas runs to greet Jason Garrett, then as he walks into the COWBOYS lockerroom, he says, “If you have a chance to get me, come get me.” pic.twitter.com/N395wVU2Jz— Edward Egros (@EdwardEgrosFox4) December 25, 2017
With Thomas entering the last year of his deal, the Seahawks could look to move his $8.5 million contract figure. At the combine, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported that the Seahawks have been open to dealing either defensive tackle Michael Bennett or Thomas. The report states that the trick to acquire the six-time Pro Bowler could mean something in the range of Day 2 draft picks.
Been told by a few teams the #Seahawks had open ears at the #NFLCombine. Seattle trade commodities drawing interest: defensive tackle Michael Bennett and safety Earl Thomas. Nothing imminent. But hearing Seattle would like to remedy having zero draft picks in 2nd and 3rd round.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 5, 2018
With Byron Jones moving back to cornerback, competition opens up for the Cowboys at the safety spots. While Jerry Jones has said that he is confident with the players they have back there, the opportunity to add one of the best safeties in football to the defense could be something worthwhile.
Adding a player like Thomas to the back-end of the defense could finally give the Cowboys an impact safety, something they haven’t had consistently since Darren Woodson. With the Cowboys signing Kris Richard to become the team’s defensive backs coach, there is even more incentive for the Cowboys to land Thomas given their history together in Seattle.
What draft picks would you give up for Earl Thomas?