The Dallas Cowboys made their first move in the free agency pool by signing linebacker Zach Thomas to a 1-year deal. This came out of nowhere. Brian at Phin Phinatic had a great post at the end of the season that was proof Thomas was leaving Miami for good.
This signing is a no brainer, win-win for the Cowboys. We get a tough linebacker who can fill the hole that linebacker Bobby Carpenter has been unable to fill. The Cowboys only have to pay the 34 year old $3 million for the deal.
Thomas is a tackling machine. He’s registered 100 tackles in almost all of his 12 NFL seasons, which is just unheard of. What’s even better is Thomas scoffs at the Patriots deal because he knows they are cheaters.
I like this signing a lot. I’ve always liked Thomas because he’s such a beast and a hard hitter.