Report: Cowboys upped trade offer for Earl Thomas
Earl Thomas continues to hold out for either a trade or a new contract from the Seahawks, and the Cowboys are said to be interested in acquiring the star safety. However, they are having trouble meeting Seattle’s asking price.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday that Dallas recently upped its offer for Thomas with a willingness to part with a second-round pick, but that still isn’t enough for the Cowboys.
Within the past week, Dallas upped its offer to the Seahawks for Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas to a second-round pick, per sources. Seattle wasn’t interested; it wants more.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2018
Thomas and the Seahawks have reportedly gotten nowhere in contract talks, and the All-Pro is willing to sit out regular season games. Neither side has shown signs of budging, and Seattle is clearly determined to not trade Thomas for pennies on the dollar just because he is refusing to report.
Thomas himself started the Cowboys trade chatter with some interesting behavior after facing them late last season. Perhaps the Seahawks will become more motivated to make a deal if Thomas skips Week 1.