REPORT: Seahawks Declined New Offer From Cowboys Before Earl Thomas Reported to Seattle


The Dallas Cowboys’ never-ending pursuit of​ safety Earl Thomas reached a new chapter in the proverbal novel.

According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Cowboys upped their trade offer to the Seattle Seahawks by dangling a second-round pick in exchange for the six-time Pro Bowler. However, the Seahawks did not bite.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Cowboys were trying to bring in a veteran presence to their defensive backfield, ​as their safety depth has been hit hard this preseason.

Xavier Woods is expected to miss the season opener against the Carolina Panthers due to a hamstring injury. Kavon Frazier suffered a separated left shoulder this preseason, but is expected to be good to go this Sunday.

Dallas was trying all offseason to try and land Thomas, but unfortunately for them, things didn’t get done. On Wednesday, Thomas announced he’s reporting to the Seahawks and will play out the final year of his contract with the team.

Thomas was adamant in receiving a contract extension or to be traded by the Seahawks, and if neither happened, he wouldn’t report to the team.

Those plans changed on Wednesday, as he’s showing up just ahead of Seattle’s Week 1 matchup against the Denver Broncos. Obviously, this is monster news for the Seahawks, but disappointing for Dallas.


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