After falling one game short of the NFC Championship this past season, expectations will be high this year for the Dallas Cowboys. With the defense really coming into its own with Demarcus Lawrence and Leighton Vander Esch, it appears another game-changing player could be on his way.
The main priority this offseason in Dallas will most likely revolve around Dak Prescott and his looming contract extension. Nonetheless, Jerry Jones will undoubtedly have his eyes set on the top players to hit the open market.
Earl Thomas will be an intriguing option available in free agency, especially after his past remarks of telling Jason Garrett to acquire him.
The former Super Bowl champion and All-Pro safety was en route to a lucrative contract this past season, but he unfortunately broke his leg in Week 4. He still managed to finish his short campaign with three interceptions.
Several suitors will be vying for his talents this offseason, yet the early edge might go with his hometown team in the Cowboys.
According to Cowboys reporter Mike Fisher, Thomas has enrolled his children at schools in Austin.
Thomas played college football for the Texas Longhorns and grew up near Orange County.
Nina and Earl Thomas – the Texas native and #Seahawks star free agent safety who has for a year been a #Cowboys target – are in Austin and have enrolled their children in school there. pic.twitter.com/8bh1MyYomF
— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) February 12, 2019
Dallas has a plethora of playmakers on its defense, but adding Thomas would take the unit to another level. His ballhawking ability is far better than Jeff Heath or Xavier Woods.
Perhaps Thomas is making an early move to hint his upcoming actions in free agency.