Earl Thomas remains a free agent and it’s just a matter of time before he finds a new team in 2020. According to the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Thomas would still prefer to play for the Dallas Cowboys after a deal with the Houston Texans fell apart.
From @gmfb Weekend: While Earl Thomas waits (and hopes the #Cowboys suddenly come calling), there's another intriguing veteran safety option for teams in the retired Eric Weddle, who has received offers and would entertain a comeback in the right scenario. pic.twitter.com/Taml1KCrFV
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 4, 2020
Before the 2020 season kicked off, Thomas was released by the Baltimore Ravens one year after he signed a four-year, $55 million deal, which then started the Cowboys’ speculation. Even though he was still playing at an All-Pro level, Thomas just never seemed to fit into Baltimore’s locker room.
After getting into a heated altercation with Brandon Williams during the 2019 season, Thomas then got into an exchange with Chuck Clark in training camp this offseason. As a result, the Ravens decided to move on from him due to his inability to buy into the team’s culture.
Earlier this week, it was reported that the Texans were hosting Thomas for a workout. It was also revealed that a deal was imminent and the veteran safety was likely going to be playing for Bill O’Brien.
However, Houston would change their mind on signing Thomas, pulling their offer for him. Upon the Texans’ decision, Thomas is now waiting anxiously to discover what team he can suit up for this season.
Thomas, a Texas native, has never shied away from his interest in playing for the Cowboys. Back in 2018, in his final season with the Seattle Seahawks, Thomas shared his desire to play in Dallas.
Seeing that the Cowboys could use help in the secondary, it would make sense for them to consider Thomas. On the other hand, it remains to be seen if they believe he’s worth signing due to his character concerns.