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Report: Baltimore Ravens set to release safety Earl Thomas, Cowboys “leading contender” to land him

Could it actually happen?

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Call it The Undertaker because the Earl Thomas to the Dallas Cowboys storyline is BACK, people.

If you are confused then here’s what you need to know. On Saturday reports emerged from Baltimore that all-world safety Earl Thomas and the organization were not at a great place with one another. He reportedly got into a fight with fellow safety Chuck Clark and was sent home from practice. Things have obviously not been great between the player and organization since then.

Many people took the Cowboys’ restructuring move on Saturday to mean (in a joking sort of sense) that they knew something was up and were clearing space for Thomas. About 24 hours later, that idea does not seem all to crazy.

The Ravens are reportedly set to release Earl Thomas and the Cowboys are the “leading contender” to land him

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday morning that the Baltimore Ravens are actually at this point with Earl Thomas that they are set to release him. That news in and of itself is impactful to the Dallas Cowboys as they visit Baltimore in 2020.

What if Dallas took Earl to Baltimore with them on the Thursday after Thanksgiving? That might happen as Schefter added that, whether traded or released outright, the Dallas Cowboys are the “leading contender” to land Thomas.

This is gigantic news. Many Cowboys fans made peace with the safety position after the team not only didn’t trade for or sign Thomas in recent years but also didn’t acquire Jamal Adams (who Coincidentally went to Thomas’ previous home, the Seattle Seahawks). Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Xavier Woods seem like stable options at the position, but Thomas was outstanding for Baltimore in his one season there in 2019.

There is no question that Thomas is not the exact player today that he was during his prime with Seattle, but if the Cowboys could land him this late in the game their odds for winning a Super Bowl this season (which are squarely in the mix) go up all the more.

This might actually be happening.

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