The Cowboys have long been linked to Earl Thomas ever since he indicated he wanted to play for them back in 2017. There was thought, then, that Thomas might join the NFC East in free agency this offseason.
But that won’t be happening. Thomas shattered the dreams of Dallas fans by reportedly signing with the Baltimore Ravens to a four-year, $55 million contract worth $32 million fully guaranteed.
The Cowboys have been pretty inactive in free agency to this point. Dallas only has $19.2 million in cap space and they’re likely holding on off spending big in order to re-sign core players such as Dak Prescott, Byron Jones, Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott, etc. The Cowboys also have to figure out what to do with DeMarcus Lawrence, whom they franchise tagged for the second year in a row. Lawrence reportedly plans to hold out until Dallas offers him an acceptable long-term deal.
It’s really too bad that the Cowboys missed out on adding arguably the best safety in the NFL to their defense. The Eagles probably just hate to see this.
At least the Cowboys have 37-year-old Jason Witten and his $3.5 million salary, though!
It’s over. The dream is dead. https://t.co/eSezISMmMz— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) March 13, 2019
https://t.co/y3ghdtP8s5 pic.twitter.com/D6ugqNBxLT— BleedingGreenNation (@BleedingGreen) March 13, 2019
UPDATE: In other news, the Ravens are also reportedly signing Mark Ingram to a three-year contract worth $15 million. That’s one more running back off the board for Philly. It could also signal that Tevin Coleman could be within striking range in terms of cost.