Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Cowboys offered second-rounder for Earl Thomas in last week

Keenan Reynolds was one of two receivers signed to the Seahawks practice squad Sunday Keenan Reynolds was one of two receivers signed to the Seahawks practice squad Sunday
Eugene Bates | 07 September, 2018, 05:32

The Cowboys hoped adding Thomas and his playmaking skills to the back end of the team's young and improved defense could put them over the top.

NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport said Wednesday that Thomas will play out the final year of his deal in Seattle and that the Seahawks agreed to wipe out nearly all of his fines for not showing up to training camp.

NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that the Cowboys offered a second round NFL Draft pick to Seattle for star defensive back Earl Thomas.

Thomas also expressed his frustration with the Seahawks not honoring his requests for either a contract extension or to be traded.

"Offer me an extension". So, a potential deal around the trade deadline would make sense but may depend on how well the team is doing at the time.

Shortly after, Thomas revealed on Instagram that he would be returning to the Seahawks and ending his holdout. "I've never let me teammates, city or fans down as long as I've lived and don't plan on starting this weekend".

Seattle's demand seems to have increased in the months since.

Now the Cowboys will head into the season without Thomas and will a hole at safety.

Like Chancellor, Thomas is reporting without the team having done anything with his contract. Thompson missed the final preseason game with a shoulder stringer and rib injury suffered a week earlier, but coach Pete Carroll had said Monday that Thompson was in line to start the opener.

That has led to a stalemate that has had Seattle entertaining trade offers for Thomas since last spring.

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