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Thomas Agrees In Principle To Cowboys Offer

miami-dolphins-zach-thomas.jpgAccording to ESPN’s John Clayton, MLB Zach Thomas, formerly of the Miami Dolphins, has agreed in principle to a 1-year, $3 million contract with the Cowboys after meeting with Jerry Jones in Indianapolis at the NFL combine earlier today.

Thomas was reportedly offered contracts by New England and New Orleans as well, but chose to return to his home state of Texas.  He grew up in the panhandle town of Pampa and attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where he was an all-American linebacker.  Drafted by Miami in 1996, he is one of only three players to register over 100 tackles in his first ten seasons in the NFL. 

Thomas missed most of last season after experiencing severe migraines and a possible concussion after a car accident in October last year.  Most teams, however, didn’t feel this would effect his ability to play this season although Miami released him after he spent the latter part of the season on injured reserve due to the headache problems.

Zach Thomas has more tackles than any linebacker in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, currently ranking fourth all-time behind Randy Gradishar, Jessie Tuggle and Junior Seau. He was a 7-time Pro Bowler and will now be positioned at ILB in the Cowboys 3-4 defense.

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