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Should the Cowboys Go After Earl Thomas Again?

If you're like me, you would have never thought the would ever be linked to ever again once he left the league in 2019.

I mean right?

Well, on Friday afternoon Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter decided he wanted to surprise the NFL world and tweet out that former Safety Earl Thomas is eyeing an NFL return.

And of course, the first team that was thrown out by fans as a possible landing spot for Thomas was the Cowboys.

While I admit four years ago, I was on the bandwagon for the to orchestrate a for the former All-Pro Safety, I'm skeptical about what he could bring the Cowboys.

First, you would be going after a player who has been out of the league for three years, and despite him claiming he's in shape, there is no guarantee that he's in-game shape.

Second, you re-signed and , so where would Thomas fit?

As you could argue that there is no other proven depth behind those two (with the exception of ), there are better options you can find in or in this year's draft. I admit that on paper Thomas has a better resume than those three combined, but taking a risk on a player that hasn't seen some snaps in a while is bad business.

While he did manage to post a 76.7 PFF grade and finish with 49 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 1 FF (Forced Fumble) in his last season in the league, you can find similar or better stats with a like or a young prospect.

If the franchise does go after him, I think the only acceptable way would be putting him on a “prove-it” deal. Additionally, my only hope is that if the franchise does pursue Thomas is that they get it done this time around, because I don't know about you, but I can't handle fans' infatuation over Mr. Thomas anymore.

Rocky Garza Jr
Rocky Garza Jr
Rolling with the Boyz since 96'. Chop up sports with me on Twitter @rockssjr.

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James Vargas

No, no and no.

DDthinks

Worthy of consideration, of course, but, you have to consider the locker-room dynamics. Agree, only on a prove it deal if pursued. Unfortunate Wilson hasn’t really broken through with some of the ball-skills glimpses he’s shown, but Hooker is a strong enough ball-hawk provided he stays healthy. Only way I give his consideration would be if Hooker suffers yet another injury in preseason.

Stephen Gregory Abel

No, no, no, no, no! Especially NO to these one year “prove it deals.” No continuity when there is a revolving door. Are his 49 tackles worth $10,000,000 or more? You do that and EE will think he due a pay raise as long as you are giving away money.

Kirk wolhart

I think Minnesota viking should sign him he would fit in nicely with our guys . Clean cut christians guys nice stadium come look at our team

VAM

That ship has sailed.

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