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Report: Cowboys offered their third-round pick for Earl Thomas while on the clock

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Well that’s interesting.

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The Dallas Cowboys drafted Colorado State wide receiver Michael Gallup with their third-round pick this past Friday night. It was an incredibly wise move.

Dallas needs help in the wide receiver room, especially with all the changes that are happening this offseason. Another position that they need help at is safety, and a lot of people thought that they could address that during the draft as well, just not with a player from college.

Many were petitioning for the Cowboys to trade for Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas during the draft, heck they’ve been screaming it all offseason long. What if I told you that the Cowboys actually really did try to do it, though? They did.

That’s right. Dallas tried to flip the 81st overall pick to Seattle in echange for Earl Thomas and got ghosted by the Seahaws. Tsk tsk, Pete Carroll.

There have been plenty of reports that the Cowboys really like what they have in Xavier Woods as a potential free safety option, and a lot of fans like the sound of that idea. Obviously though, it’s hard not to get excited about a player like Earl Thomas.

It’s certainly good news that Dallas was willing to try and make a deal for Thomas, but maybe it’s for the best that it didn’t work out. If Michael Gallup is a stud, nobody will care about Earl Thomas (who Dallas could very well have in free agency next year anyway).

Let’s see what you got, fate.