FRISCO (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys front office has decided that the "red lights'' on the free agent Earl Thomas, the seven-time Pro Bowl safety, are pretty red.
"“I haven’t visited personally with Earl ... the big part of the decision is based on where we are right now,'' owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday, about 48 hours after the Baltimore Ravens parted ways with the oddly-troublesome star, the owner going onto suggest that a Thomas move will not be made right now.
So, not a "no.'' But a "not now.''
The Cowboys have taken chances before - even this offseason. Everson Griffen brings baggage. So does another pass-rush star, Aldon Smith.
Other organizations etched into stone their "no'' decision on Thomas more quickly than Dallas is, largely based on his two-year track record of erratic behavior. The Cowboys conducted in-house discussions on the concept beginning on Saturday evening following the news of his latest conflict inside the Ravens locker room.
New coach Mike McCarthy, who we're told was willing to be agreeable with whatever the front office's findings were, on Monday raved about Dallas' present set-up at safety. And on Tuesday, he mentioned backup safety Darian Thompson as being a candidate to push free-agent signee Ha Ha Clinton-Dix as a starter alongside incumbent Xavier Woods.