More

    Redskins Sign Safety Landon Collins; Market Price Set for Earl Thomas?

    Safety Landon Collins, formerly with the , won't be leaving the anytime soon. He'll be heading down I-95 to Washington D.C., having just agreed to terms on a six-year contract with the Redskins.

    Arguably the biggest move so far in 2019 , Collins' new deal helps set the price for the many other safeties on the market. That makes this transaction doubly interesting for the .

    On its own merit, seeing a top player like Landon Collins stay in the East isn't ideal for Dallas. But perhaps more importantly, it validates the $14-$15 million per season that potential Cowboys target Earl Thomas is reportedly looking for.

    - Advertisement -

    While Thomas is about five years older than Collins and coming off a season-ending , he's also arguably the best cover safety in the NFL. That is becoming more valuable all the time as the league increasingly pass-focused.

    - Advertisement -

    It's also worth nothing that Collins and Thomas have the same agent, who will likely feel obligated to get Earl at least the same amount if not more.

    The Cowboys have stated they don't want to spend that kind of money in free agency. However, upgrading the safety position is one of the clearest ways that they can improve their from last season.

    This does not end the discussion of Earl Thomas coming to Dallas. He still could accept a little less to come to the team he wants to play for, and in a state with no income tax. Or the Cowboys could finally decide that they need to make a big move to push the team to championship contention.

    But this Landon Collins signing does certainly play big factor now in any future negotiations.

    spot_imgspot_imgspot_img
    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

    Latest

    Jerry Jones Speaks About Dak Prescott’s Injury

    Owner Jerry Jones was a guest on 105.3 "The...

    With Michael Gallup Back, He Can Unlock The Cowboys Passing Game

    For all the good things that came out of...

    Will Jalen Tolbert Suit Up Again This Season?

    The third-round pick out of South Alabama has been...

    Inside the Minds of QB Controversialists: What’s Behind Anti-Dak Sentiments Among Cowboys Fans?

    "Dak is our quarterback." Those should be the House...

    Newsletter

    Daily Cowboys News in Your Inbox
    Name:*
    Your email address:*
    Please enter all required fields Click to hide
    Correct invalid entries Click to hide

    Don't miss

    Jerry Jones Speaks About Dak Prescott’s Injury

    Owner Jerry Jones was a guest on 105.3 "The...

    With Michael Gallup Back, He Can Unlock The Cowboys Passing Game

    For all the good things that came out of...

    Will Jalen Tolbert Suit Up Again This Season?

    The third-round pick out of South Alabama has been...

    Inside the Minds of QB Controversialists: What’s Behind Anti-Dak Sentiments Among Cowboys Fans?

    "Dak is our quarterback." Those should be the House...

    Cowboys Take Command Over Washington – Is Something Brewing in Dallas?

    Add another W to the win column, as the...

    G Connor McGovern, S Jayron Kearse Also Injured in SNF Debacle

    Dak Prescott's hand injury is getting all the attention today but QB1 wasn't the only starter knocked out of action last night. Left Guard...

    McCarthy Provides Injury Updates & Availability for 3 Key Players

    The Dallas Cowboys continue their preseason this week with joint practices and a game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday night. Mike McCarthy...

    2022 Cowboys Season Preview: Week 15 at Jacksonville Jaguars

    The Dallas Cowboys will take on another AFC opponent when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 15. The last time the Cowboys faced the...

    3 COMMENTS

    3 Comments
    Oldest
    Newest Most Voted
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    Ethan Chazin

    gee what a surprise redskins making monster FA deal to bankrupt their team. Thank goodness there are quality FA safeties in the tier 2 and Tier 3 talent band where the Boys like to dumpster dive in the bargain basement.

    Willie Rogers

    Good luck Cole Beasley, boy you guy’s are gonna get toasted twice a year by Brady & company.

    Willie Rogers

    Sad to see the Cowboys not making any splashes in free agency, & pissing Lawerence off big time with this franchise tag mess.