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I didn't even know this guy was on the team in the first place
If they think they can develop a guy lacking the physical traits to start, they're even dumber than I thought.I feel like this is a guy they're hoping to develop for the future, not expecting him to make an impact this season.
It's not like he's killing the cap.
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.
Learn to like it because this is the type of FA signing that Stephen likes. Why pursue Earl Thomas when Stephen has signed this guy? The coming season could be the best chance for winning a Super Bowl in years and this is how Stephen chooses to address the positions of need in this offseason. Jerry was known for going after the big free agents and he signed the ones he really wanted even if he had to overpay to sign them. Players was lining up to come to Dallas. Since Stephen has took over, Dallas is no longer a top landing spot for FA signings. I have little hope that Stephen will make a competitive offer for Earl Thomas or any other top FA. This is what you can expect for this offseason and the future offseasons.Stephen Jones special.
Great... keep bringing in those under performning whatevers.... I'm sure it'll pay off ohh in the next 30+ years or so...just what we NEEDED ANOTHER ST player... good grief.
The only problem is every safety on the roster is a 4th-5th safety.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.