UT safety Earl Thomas: Cowboys his favorite team 1:19 PM Sun, Feb 28, 2010 | Permalink | Yahoo! Buzz David Moore/Reporter Bio | E-mail | News tips 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.''