CZ POLL Do you want the Cowboys to sign Earl Thomas?

Do you want the Cowboys to sign Earl Thomas?


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JoeKing

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I haven't seen one fan claim he is the same player he was 5 years ago. You seem to perceive him as washed up, as if he didn't just go to the Pro Bowl with the Ravens. Earl Thomas today is better than what we currently have, and that's a fact.
You never saw me describe ET as "washed up". Your assessment that he is better right now than anything else we currently have is total BS. If that were true there would be no "internal conflict", as it is described going on with the Cowboys, we'd just give him a contract and move on. That is what is a fact. So where is the truth with ET? He's not the undisputed hire you seem to think he is and he's not washed up. You don't seem to consider how he would get along with the rest of the locker room. That's clearly an issue for him now, so much so that his inability to get along with others got him fired. You can ignore this issue all you want but this truth remains. It's a judgment call by management if they want to deal with this. I think its something that can't be dealt with without talking to him in person. I'm looking for that to happen if they are seriously considering him. I just don't see it happening.
 

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Earl Thomas was statistically a top 5 safety last season, and people think he is barely better than Darian Thompson? Doesn't make sense to me. He doesn't have to be the best safety in the league to be worth adding to the team.
great...a top 5 saftey who just cut from a superbowl contender and now nobody wants to sign......that should tell you everything.

so do you also believe Dak was a top 5 QB last year given you cited statistics? not sure if you are dak fan or dak detractor :)
 

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Earl Thomas was statistically a top 5 safety last season, and people think he is barely better than Darian Thompson? Doesn't make sense to me. He doesn't have to be the best safety in the league to be worth adding to the team.
Who is saying he is barely better than Darius Thompson? It seems the argument is cost and baggage. And even if someone says Thomas isn't as good as he once was, that doesn't equate to saying he is barely better than Thompson.
 

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Cowboys have been playing the waIting game all off season, and deal upon deal have been falling in thier laps.

The longer the process plays out, the more of an impact this will have on ET. This will cause him to reevaluate his worth.

If he comes to the conclussion that the market for his services is limited, then this will increase the chances of the Cowboys signing him to a well structered contract.

What i noticed this off season is the high visibility of playing for the Cowboys increases a players perceived worth across the league.

Playing for the Cowboys for a 1 year contract and being productive is the best opportunity to maximize your bargaining power in free agency the next year.

Because of compensatory picks, this has become a win/win for the Cowboys Organization.

If this trend continues it will be an excelent advantage for the Cowboys.

To recap, playing the waiting game is advantagous to the Cowboys, and if all things being equal, signing with the Cowboys is Ideal.

His behavior has put him right where the Cowboys want him, if they do want him


So what you're saying is Jadeveon Clowney is just around the corner in becoming a Dallas Cowboy? ;)
 

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I voted no. There are a few things that are going into that. One, I don't think that the head coach has any interest in adding this potentially combustible element into his locker room. The year is already screwed up due to the pandemic, and building trust with the team was that much harder without the normal in person contact that there would have been during the offseason. When you are trying to establish your program, and a team first mentality, would you want to add a player, albeit one who is superior to what you would be playing with the current roster candidates, that was lackadaisical in his preparation, late to or missing meetings, and then fighting with a guy from his positional group? I wouldn't think so.

Earl Thomas from 2013-2017 is a guy that you figure out a way to work with. He was that good back then. Now, after having two broken legs, and now showing some serious erratic behavior, that's a guy that you avoid. Even if he's better than Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Darian Thompson.
 

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I voted no. There are a few things that are going into that. One, I don't think that the head coach has any interest in adding this potentially combustible element into his locker room. The year is already screwed up due to the pandemic, and building trust with the team was that much harder without the normal in person contact that there would have been during the offseason. When you are trying to establish your program, and a team first mentality, would you want to add a player, albeit one who is superior to what you would be playing with the current roster candidates, that was lackadaisical in his preparation, late to or missing meetings, and then fighting with a guy from his positional group? I wouldn't think so.

Earl Thomas from 2013-2017 is a guy that you figure out a way to work with. He was that good back then. Now, after having two broken legs, and now showing some serious erratic behavior, that's a guy that you avoid. Even if he's better than Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Darian Thompson.

I can’t blame you or anyone else who shares this opinion.
 

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Seems most folks in favor of signing ET are perceiving him as the same guy he was 5 years ago rather than the guy that just got himself fired by the Ravens. It's a nice fantasy but in reality, he is no longer that guy.

I would've been in favor before he got himself fired. But I rather not bring in any potential locker room cancer.
 

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Seems most folks in favor of signing ET are perceiving him as the same guy he was 5 years ago rather than the guy that just got himself fired by the Ravens. It's a nice fantasy but in reality, he is no longer that guy.
Uh he just made the pro bowl last year. Dude can still play and would be an instant upgrade for us. The locker room stuff we have no clue about. That's why you give it a shot and if it doesn't work out, you dump him.
 

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Uh he just made the pro bowl last year. Dude can still play and would be an instant upgrade for us. The locker room stuff we have no clue about. That's why you give it a shot and if it doesn't work out, you dump him.
Uh? How about we talk to the Ravens and talk to the player before just hiring him. Maybe there is some issue going on in his life that needs to be fixed before we commit to him with a contract. If he absolutely would be an upgrade as you say then why is there an "internal conflict" going on with the decision-makers of the Cowboys? You aren't telling the story as it is. There is something preventing the Cowboys from just pulling the trigger and I think it is the locker room stuff that you just seem to want to ignore. I think doing their due diligence to investigate the matter first is a much better idea.
 

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Let's ignore the contract details and assume that it is a fair market contract but with favorable terms for the Cowboys.

This poll is a great barometer for football intelligence. And right on Q there are 42% of Cowboys fans that don't have it. I have always said that Cowboys fans are some of the most clueless fans in the NFL.
 

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Way down upon a Juan E Thornhill, far far (Kansas City) away...
That's where my heart is turning ever..
That's where a good safety plays. la la.
 

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Uh he just made the pro bowl last year. Dude can still play and would be an instant upgrade for us. The locker room stuff we have no clue about. That's why you give it a shot and if it doesn't work out, you dump him.

you never invite in a cancer. one bad apple and all that stuff ;)
 

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You never saw me describe ET as "washed up". Your assessment that he is better right now than anything else we currently have is total BS. If that were true there would be no "internal conflict", as it is described going on with the Cowboys, we'd just give him a contract and move on. That is what is a fact. So where is the truth with ET? He's not the undisputed hire you seem to think he is and he's not washed up. You don't seem to consider how he would get along with the rest of the locker room. That's clearly an issue for him now, so much so that his inability to get along with others got him fired. You can ignore this issue all you want but this truth remains. It's a judgment call by management if they want to deal with this. I think its something that can't be dealt with without talking to him in person. I'm looking for that to happen if they are seriously considering him. I just don't see it happening.

If you don't think ET is better than anything we have, that's your own mistaken opinion. There was internal conflict in signing him before, as there apparently is now. He was a better option then, and he's still better now.
 

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yah because that is just soo important. But that Zeke...……….he's a winner!! LOL

Zeke has done his share of boneheaded things, in fact so has Dak. But you give more leeway to people who are already part of the family than just bringing in someone who can be a problem. As with Zeke has there been any locker room stuff or on the field things besides jumping into the salvation army collection pot?
 

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If you don't think ET is better than anything we have, that's your own mistaken opinion. There was internal conflict in signing him before, as there apparently is now. He was a better option then, and he's still better now.
That's your opinion and I can say it's mistaken as well, do you see how that works? You seem to feel threatened when other opinions are different than yours. How little of you. lol.
 

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The Cowboys try to cut corners by signing a “problem child” defender at — hopefully — a bargain price.

Gee...that strategy has contributed to SO many championships over the past @25 seasons.

:muttley::facepalm:
My problem is that I liked a lot of those signings.
 

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If he can help the team by all means, YES!. Sign the dude and lets get it on!
 
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