S Earl Thomas to Dallas Cowboys

The Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys discussed a deal for veteran safety Earl Thomas during this year’s draft. But NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (via NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling) reported the Cowboys were unwilling to give up their second-round pick.nfl jerseys nike cheap

However, the deal isn’t dead yet.

According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, the 29-year-old defensive back is skipping Phase 2 of the Seahawks’ offseason program as he angles for a new contract. Head coach Pete Carroll admitted he’s not sure if Thomas will show up for Phase 3 (OTAs) either.cheap nike nfl jerseys china

All of the factors that have led the Seahawks to shop Thomas are still there. His contract expires after the 2018 season, and as the release of Richard Sherman showed, Seattle is trying to cut down on the big pacts for aging defensive players.

Meanwhile, a Cowboys team that annually fashions itself a Super Bowl contender still needs help at the back end of the defense. While Thomas might not quite be the player he once new nike nfl jerseys cheap  was, he’s still pretty danged good.

A Round 2 pick may have been too much for the Cowboys in April, but feelings change. So could the cost of acquiring Thomas should he decide to hold out into the summer.