Cowboys Dud: Juanyeh Thomas, Safety
Last week, Juanyeh Thomas was one of the heroes early on for Dallas. Thomas got the start and was able to pick off Trevor Lawrence. This week, he made noise for the wrong reasons.
On third-and-six, he was covering Jake Bobo but Drew Lock threw a pass off-target. Dallas was about to get the ball back after going up 7-3 but then Thomas decided to get into the face of Bobo. His jawing drew a taunting flag, which gave the Seahawks 15 yards and a first down.
Two plays later, Jaxon Smith-Njigba beat Eric Scott deep for a 48-yard reception, setting them up at the one-yard line. DeeJay Dallas then ran it in for a one-yard touchdown on the very next play, putting Seattle up 10-7.
So instead of getting the ball back with a four-point lead and a chance to go up by two scores, the Cowboys were suddenly down by three since Thomas couldn't control his emotions.
Dallas has a deep safety corps that includes Donovan Wilson, Malik Hooker, and Jayron Kearse. Wilson and Hooker each signed multi-year extensions this offseason while Kearse was just given a hefty bonus. Behind them, they have Israel Mukuamu bit are likely to carry a fifth safety. Thomas is in a battle with Marquese Bell and didn't do himself any favors with this costly mistake.