Ezekiel Elliott -- My 'poor perfomance' cost Dallas Cowboys game

Ross Houston
September 24, 2018

Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas did not participate in Friday's practice for personal reasons, according to coach Pete Carroll. "If they [the Cowboys] were going to trade for me and extend me, they should have did it".

Even with the threat of a fine and Thomas missing Saturday's walk-through, the team still plans to start Thomas on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, a team with whom the Seahawks had previously discussed a trade for the 29-year-old safety. "But I don't want that to be taken the wrong way - I know I'll get fined". Nevertheless, an unrepentant Thomas told reporters after the win, "I need to make sure my body is 100 [percent]".

"What I do know is he gave everything he had today".

Thomas' absence from practice - or the lingering uncertainty about his future - didn't seem to bother his teammates. "I was really disappointed we didn't come into the season in that mode". He looked exhausted in the first quarter, but it didn't matter.

Dallas reportedly already offered a second-round pick for Thomas, but the Seahawks wanted more.

Last season, one of the biggest stories surrounding the decline of the Seattle Seahawks was Earl Thomas running up and telling head coach Jason Garrett to basically trade for him if they have a chance in the offseason. He has recorded 25 interceptions, 66 passes defensed, 11 forced fumbles and 662 tackles throughout his National Football League career.

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