We’ve arrived at the most important weekend of the season when it comes to roster construction. The Cowboys have made a handful of moves (stay up to date with our tracker right here), but there’s still a lot to be done.
One move Cowboys fans will continue to believe is possible until it’s not is a trade for Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. The man who chased down Jason Garett in the AT&T Stadium tunnel back on Christmas Eve has been holding out for a new contract, and we haven’t heard of a connection from him to Dallas in quite some time... until now.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero expanded on the idea of Thomas being traded on Friday’s edition of NFL Total Access. Apparently a trade to the Cowboys is still indeed possible.
The #Cowboys remain a trade option for Earl Thomas. But my understanding is multiple other teams have reached out recently about acquiring the star safety. No one has met #Seahawks’ asking price yet and they’re not in any hurry. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/xK7RGBujqC— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2018
Pelissero notes that the Seahawks have apparently had other teams reach out about acquiring Thomas, but that nobody has “met their asking price.” This sounds like Seattle trying to put word out there that they want the price upped, whether or not Dallas or any other team will meet it is a question that has hovered around this situation all along.
The season begins next Sunday for the Dallas Cowboys. We’re officially at single digit days as far as the countdown is concerned. If there’s going to be a move it needs to happen as soon as possible so that whoever they acquire can get caught up to speed for Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers.