The Dallas Cowboys have about 2 1/2 weeks until training camp and there’s still a burning question on everyone’s mind; will current Seattle Seahawk, Earl Thomas, get traded to Dallas? The discussion of Thomas possibly being traded to the Cowboys resurfaced this past Saturday when Cowboys writer Bryan Broaddus was quoted on 105.3 the FAN saying,
“I feel like that the Earl Thomas situation still is in play…It’s just a matter of where Seattle is going to be…I think thank Seattle is going to have to figure out something. The Cowboys are going to have to figure out something there.”
While this is a question on people’s minds, there are others asking; do we really need Thomas or should the Cowboys just stick with the young safeties they already have? My two cents, YES the Cowboys should absolutely go for Thomas!
For the past couple of seasons, Thomas has been considered one of the best safeties in the NFL. This past 2017 season, the 5-foot-10, 202 lb all-around safety recorded 82 total tackles, six pass defends, two interceptions and a defensive touchdown, earning himself a trip to yet another Pro Bowl. Let’s also not forget that he’s already familiar with passing game coach Kris Richard, who was picked up by Dallas this past spring. Richard’s coaching and Thomas’ experience can help the younger players like Byron Jones, Kavon Frazier, and Xavier Woods reach their potential.
So what’s the hold up? Money of course. Thomas’ contract is up next year. His current deal has him making $8.5 million base salary, and you best believe that he is going to want a deal that would make him one of the highest paid safeties in the league. My opinion, the Cowboys should bite the bullet and get Thomas now when they have the money before they have to pay up next year when Dak Prescott’s contract is up.
If the Cowboys decide to pick Thomas up, I truly believe that he can help our defense become one of the top five in the league. Fingers crossed!