News: Would you do this deal for Earl Thomas if you ran the Cowboys?

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  1. Jake

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    I'd have done it 3 years ago, only to be disappointed when his missed 19 of the next 48 games.
     
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  2. Furboy

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    Agreed, at this point, I'd rather have Collins.
     
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  3. Redball Express

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    I never have liked our ability to change during games to shutdown something working for the other team.

    It needs work.
     
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  4. CowboysFaninHouston

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    No. And no
     
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  5. AKATheRake

    AKATheRake Well-Known Member

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    If you can get Earl Thomas at that price and length, it's a steal.

    I know he had an injury but he should be ready to go.

    Free Safeties, if you're a good one have been known to play pro bowl level football into their mid 30's. On a 4 year deal I'm not worried about ET being 29 right now.

    Rod and Charles Woodson, Ed Reed, Ty Law, Champ Bailey, John Lynch, Steve Atwater, Eric Weddle, on and on. Eric Berry is 30 and making over $12 million per.

    Earl Thomas instantly aids us in the turnover department and challenging for balls in the air. Something we are outright lacking back there in the secondary. Sure tackling and the guys a turnover catalyst.

    He held out almost the whole training camp and when he played us he was the biggest difference in the game looking mid-season form. His instincts, anticipation and knowledge of the game are 2nd to none at his position and the last safety of his caliber was Ed Reed.

    Sign Thomas and get us another disruptive DT in the middle that handles the run just as much and this defense should be complete.
     
  6. AmericanCowboy

    AmericanCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely- id go to 4 years 45 million.

    Best safety in football by a mile. Even if he drops off still will be a top 10 safety.
     
  7. Hadenough

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    This Earl Thomas talk reminds me of all the Darren McFadden talk. The Cowboys fell in love with McFadden in the draft and eventually got him at the end of his career after he was pretty much done. He never lived up to the hype! If your going to sign anyone he needs to be young, not a 30 year old guy who has suffered numerous injuries. Collins would be the guy to target or just draft a guy! Who they have now isnt that bad.
     
  8. Silver N Blue

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    No he is a selfish me first player and a young team still looking for a true identity doesn't need this type of declining, overrated, and injury prone player brought in. Give the money to DLaw.
     
  9. ItzKelz

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    I would not do any deal for Earl Thomas. Older safety coming off of an injury.
     
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  10. nightrain

    nightrain Since 1971 Zone Supporter

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    I'd rather overpay Thomas than Collins. Thomas can still cover guys. Collins never could and never will be able to cover.
     
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  11. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    He may not be a good locker room fit. He got hurt and will get hurt again.
     
  12. JohnnyHopkins

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    It would be shocking to me if he is not a Cowboy. His surgery went well and he is expected to make a full recovery. Dallas has difference making talent at every level of the defense right now and then a hug drop-off at Safety. They wanted to trade for him last offseason and he wanted to be here. I see no way that Dallas does not heavily pursue him honestly.
     
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  13. stasheroo

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    Why would you think that about the locker room?
     
  14. stasheroo

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    Exactly. They were willing to pay him AND give up their second round pick for the right to do so. Anybody who thinks that they would now not have interest isn't thinking it through, or is simply against the idea and wants to distort the facts to support that position.
     
  15. LACowboysFan1

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    No, as noted in the article the Cowboys have the money to sign Earl because "Tony Romo is off the books". This team was in cap heck for years, signing a guy who's already 30 years old to a 4 year deal is not good business. Who wants to pay a 34 year old safety $10 million? Yes I know you can front load the contract, but then you'd essentially be paying Earl like $30 mil for 2 years or such, limiting your ability to sign Lawrence, Zeke, etc.

    If Earl really wants to play for Dallas, he'll to take less money than he got last time...
     
  16. Risen Star

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    Yes. A thousand times yes. And I'd put him in the ROH too. This season.

    What's the next topic?
     
  17. Redball Express

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    Earl Thomas is an exception.

    It's possible another team will pay what he wants.
     
  18. LACowboysFan1

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    I would hope they won't overpay him, but with Jerry, if he is hot after a player he'll do whatever it takes to get him.

    Of course if he comes here, I'll support him all the way, if he is a team player. Not so sure about that, seems to me he thinks he's the savior of the Dallas defense, running over to a coach and saying "sign me" isn't a good sign to me, though I could be interpreting that wrong, can't read the guy's mind...
     
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  19. conner01

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    He’s gonna watch the game in the off season
     
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  20. CCBoy

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    In the NFL, there really is just no magical line in the dirt that when someone reaches 30...he does not equal to his real market value.

    To a conditioned and dedicated player, that age is no more than a number. Darrel Green won the sprint competition for the Pro Bowl at age 40. Think about it.

    Right now, he's the 7th best prospect going into free agency...Lawrence is the top.
     
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