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If an Earl Thomas trade ends up happening, it’s going to be soon

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What’s it gonna be, Seattle?

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We’re officially in the middle of NFL Draft week, and my oh my, what a glorious time it is.

Thursday night 32 players will see their dreams of playing in the National Football League become a reality, and at least one (hey anything’s possible) of them will get to play right where the draft is held at AT&T Stadium.

At this point we’re all fairly confident that the Cowboys are going to draft somewhere in the first round, a trade sure would be fun, but it’s their second- and third-round picks that have been seemingly floated out (at least by most of us) over the last few months.

Tuesday marks the four-month anniversary of Earl Thomas chasing down Jason Garrett at the very stadium the draft is going to be held at, telling him to go get him if he had the chance. The week of chance has arrived.

There are those, quite a many, that don’t want to see the Cowboys part with their second-round pick to acquire Thomas. There are even droves that are too stingy with the third-round selection, preferring whoever can be taken there over Thomas.

Facts are that if the Cowboys are indeed going to pull off an Earl Thomas trade, whether for a second- or third-round pick, that time is now. No team, let alone one like the Seattle Seahawks, is going to trade a player of that caliber for anything once this draft is over.

Dallas has an opportunity here to get a legitimate safety to pair with a young cornerback group that will be with the team collectively at least through 2019. If all of that can be worked under Kris Richard, is it worth giving up one of those picks?

We’ve only got a few days to find out.

Poll

What trade would you make for Earl Thomas?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    I would trade the Cowboys second-round pick
    (1603 votes)
  • 40%
    I would trade the Cowboys third-round pick
    (2877 votes)
  • 18%
    I would trade a combination of lower-round picks and future picks.
    (1300 votes)
  • 19%
    I won’t trade, he’s too costly and I want to draft young, cheap players.
    (1374 votes)
7154 votes total Vote Now