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Cowboys close in on signing free agent Earl Thomas – Express

The Cowboys have met with Thomas’ reps at the to evaluate the financial situation, according to The Athletic.

The 29-year-old safety, who is a a Texas native, will become an unrestricted free agent this year.

Thomas, who has spent his entire nine-year career with the Seattle Seahawks, is expected to officially become a free agent on March 13.

Dallas currently have Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods in their starting spots at safety, but there are rumours they will try and bring in another player during the upcoming window.

It’s not a secret that the Cowboys like Thomas, as they have previously made several trade attempts to bring him to Dallas last season.

The Cowboys reportedly offered the Seahawks a second-round pick, but this clearly wasn’t enough to secure an agreement.

There are reports Thomas has recently moved his family to Austin and also decided to enrol his children in school there.

Although moving his family from Seattle to Texas doesn’t guarantee anything, as the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers are also been rumoured to be interested in the six time Pro Bowler as well.

49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, who spent seven years at Seattle with Thomas, believes the Cowboys are the player’s preferred destination.

“If the money’s equal, if all things are equal, he’s going to Dallas,” Sherman said, via The Sacramento Bee.

“Now if that compensation is not the same, there’s more of a discussion, more of a fight.

“But then it becomes a bidding war. But that’s up to people who make more major decisions than I.”

Thomas has previously mentioned he wants to be paid as one of the top safeties.

Chiefs safety Eric Berry signed a deal with the Kansas City back in 2017 that was worth $13M per year.

Over the course of his career so far Thomas has played 125 games, has 465 total tackles, 28 interceptions and two touchdowns.