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UT safety Earl Thomas: Cowboys his favorite team per DMN Cowboys blog

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    UT safety Earl Thomas: Cowboys his favorite team
    1:19 PM Sun, Feb 28, 2010 | Permalink | Yahoo! Buzz
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    Earl Thomas grew up in Texas.

    Yes, Orange still counts as Texas.

    He played his college ball at the University of Texas. His favorite NFL team growing up was the Cowboys. What if the Cowboys took him in this draft?

    "It would be great,'' Thomas said. "Wherever I go is good.''

    It's unlikely that Thomas will still be on the board when the Cowboys pick at No. 27 in the first round. At 5-foot-10 he's a bit undersized _ "I'm probably not as tall as some teams in the NFL want their safeties to be,'' Thomas conceded _ but he has outstanding speed and instincts for the position. He also weighed in at 208 pounds, which is eight to 10 pounds above his playing weight at UT.

    "The extra weight helps if I'm going to be in the box, banging heads all day,'' Thomas said.

    How does he describe himself to teams?

    "I'm physical,'' Thomas said. "Versatile. A hard worker. I'm not looking to sit back. I want to make an impact right away.''
  2. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Earl Thomas-DB- Player Feb. 28 - 3:37 pm et


    Texas S Earl Thomas measured 5'10 1/2 and 208 pounds at the Scouting Combine weigh-in Sunday.

    Size was a big concern for Thomas entering the Combine. Many felt his 5'10/197-pound college listing would mean Thomas translates better as a corner at the next level. While he does have the feet and hips to play outside, Thomas figures to stay at free safety as a "center-field" type at this size.
    Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  3. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    :lmao2:
  4. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    If he 5-10 1/2, he's probably pretty close to a lot of other nfl safeties listed as 5-11 on rosters. He will probably be listed at 5-11 himself this next season.
  5. CoolNClutch

    CoolNClutch New Member

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    Don't even think he's on the Cowboys radar...or any other safety for that matter :(
  6. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    Wrong.
  7. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    why are you laughing? have you seen him play?

    oh wait, you are going to rag on him cause he got trucked by ingram....but if you watch that play again, he had just fought off a blocker at the same time ingram met him......no safety wins in that scenario.

    thomas isnt the most physical safety, but he isnt afraid to hit or tackle. he will lay the wood if need be.
  8. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    Hook 'em!

    Now we're friends again.
  9. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    I'd take ET at 27.
  10. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    taking off the homer glasses i have never seen him shy away from contact. he was a very willing and sure tackler at UT
  11. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    It's probably a pipe dream, but I hope we get him. Of the players we could reasonably expect to get, either by them falling to us or possibly moving up a few spots I think he'd by far have the biggest impact of anyone or any position. We sorely need a playmaker back there and he's got tremendous range and play the ball in the air skill. The fact that he not only could play FS but also some CB too makes him a tremendous value IMO. And even if he didnt start, odds are he will get on the field in a nickel/dime role alot, and make him well worth the pick this year.
  12. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    I don't know where he's projected to go, but I know that safeties usually slide.
  13. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    In that case it's definite, he won't be a Cowboy.

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