1. Earl Thomas Signs with Cowboys
The Baltimore Ravens elected to move on from Earl Thomas after what was characterized as ‘conduct detrimental to the team.’ Now, he is awaiting his next opportunity in the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys should look to capitalize.
The starting role at safety is still up for grabs as Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has yet to stand out in training camp. Not waiting to see if an underwhelming option will turn things around appears to be best. Signing a player of Thomas’ caliber would be a great way to shake things up.
Sometimes it requires risks for teams to take a step forward and in this instance, it would be locker room chemistry at risk. The Cowboys have already added plenty of talent on offense but could use talent on defense like Thomas to add new elements to the unit, so it’s worth a try.
Signing Thomas would be a solid way to still improve at the safety position despite missing out on the opportunity to acquire Jamal Adams in a trade with the New York Jets. The Cowboys wouldn’t have to sacrifice hefty draft capital to make it happen either.