Signed by Cowboys Cowboys sign S Darian Thompson

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After declining to offer the restricted free agent tender, the Cowboys have signed safety Darian Thompson to a one-year deal worth $720,000. Thompson, a former third-round pick of the New York Giants in 2016, was signed off the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad last October and saw most of his action on special teams. The Cowboys like Thompson’s athleticism and believe a full year in their offseason program will give him a chance to contribute more on defense.


Who says this team doesn't have shrewd negotiators?

Take that!
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The surprise is I didn't figure they liked him b/c he didn't play much last year, but liked his game since college.
 

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The Cowboys “like his athleticism.”

Combine numbers:

4.69 forty
9’-10” broad
7.26 3-cone
32.5” vertical
12 reps/bench

[They must be using Barry Church as the bar for “athleticism”]
What is the purpose of this?

We need to backup 4th string depth?

This team just devotes it's time and money in very strange ways sometimes.

Hard to grasp.
 

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Who says this team doesn't have shrewd negotiators?

Take that!
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So they do understand they don't have to pay 2-5x more than a player is worth.... instead of a 2m tender we signed him for 720k

DThompson is a fine signing at the vet min but it is depressing we came out of the Combine and all we got was a STer
 

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I know a lot of fans are pessimistic about Dallas' free agent goals, but I don't think this signing reflects anything more than the need to have bottom-of-the-roster players who contribute on special teams. If Darian Thompson is playing a big role on defense when the season rolls around, it will be a surprise. He's just a cheap fourth or fifth safety. Teams always want to sign players they feel have the potential to be more than that, but it doesn't mean they are going to just rely on them for more than that.
 
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Rueage of people on this board who don't know the player aside, this is a really good signing. This guy was a 3rd round pick of the Giants in 2016, and had a decent year in 2017 as their FS in coverage. Played well at Senior Bowl. Boise State's all time leader in interceptions (19). For one year, $720K, this is a bargain.
 
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