Brandon Carr into the Dallas Cowboys signifies Earl Thomas is not going there.
The Dallas Cowboys signed up a former Baltimore Ravens defensive back and it was not Earl Thomas.
Dallas brought into a comfortable face at Brandon Carr, signing up for their practice squad. Carr played “America’s Team” out of 2012 to 2016. He spent the previous three NFL seasons at the Charm City where he was teammates with Thomas at the 2019 Ravens secondary. Thomas may wind up on a group someplace, but it might not be for his home country Cowboys. What’s he to do today?
If Earl Thomas does not wind up on the Cowboys, where would he go from here?
There is a good chance Thomas stays a free agent for some time. His death from Baltimore wasn’t terrific. Showing up to meetings late, getting in fights with teammates and off-the-field incident we are not likely to get into today between his brother. Of course that the Super Bowl-contending Ravens chose to part with him after just 1 season with the group.
Had he burnt a bridge, perhaps a return to the Seattle Seahawks could be an alternative? That is where he left his name and gather a hall-of-fame-caliber profession as a dominant member of the Legion of Boom. As for other possible landing areas, let us look at other branches of the Pete Carroll training tree and see whether there’s a team possibly willing got signal him. Listed below are three.
The Los Angeles Chargers may be a landing place for him personally, since the Bolts’ defensive coordinator Gus Bradley was Carroll’s defensive coordinator before taking the Jacksonville Jaguars head coaching gig and neglecting. Though not a good NFL head coach, Bradley is a skillful defensive coordinator. Additionally, the Chargers are without security Derwin James for this season, so there you go.
Although Jacksonville is rebuilding, yet another Carroll training protege at Todd Wash coordinates the Jaguars’ defense for Doug Marrone. When the Jaguars were great, that was for a single year ago in 2017, it had been due to the defense. In Wash’s plot, defensive backs are placed in areas to create huge plays. Perchance a trek down to Duval County may maintain Thomas’ future.
Eventually, the third group to watch might be the Atlanta Falcons. Head coach Dan Quinn is arguably Carroll’s very prosperous protege. Though he wants to win big this year to keep down his job in Flowery Branch, Quinn had been Thomas’ defensive coordinator when the Seahawks went into both Super Bowls. With restricted secondary thickness, Thomas could wind a Dirty Bird in 2020.
Thomas likely will not be a Cowboy, however there’s a possibility he might play one of the former trainers.