POSTED 12:08 p.m. EST, February 23, 2008
DETAILS ON THOMAS DEAL
A league source tells us that the contract that eventually will be signed by linebacker Zach Thomas with the Cowboys carries a $1 million signing bonus and a $1 million base salary in 2008. Thomas also can earn up to $1 million in incentives.
Though it's technically a multi-year deal, the structure will make it essentially a one-year relationship.
Per the source, Thomas was very intrigued by the offers to join the Patriots and the Saints. In the end, though, he decided to return to his home state of Texas. Another factor was his belief that he will be a good fit within the Dallas defense.
Thomas played in only five games last season due to a couple of concussions. It remains to be seen whether these problems will return for him in 2008.
POSTED 11:56 a.m. EST, February 23, 2008
ZACH GOES HOME
After receiving offers from the Patriots and the Saints in the past few days, linebacker Zach Thomas has opted to join a team that plays in his home state.
Per a league source, Thomas has agreed to terms with the Dallas Cowboys. He's a Texas native, and played college football at Texas Tech.
It's a multi-year deal. No further details are available at this time.
Thomas was a fifth-round draft pick of the Dolphins in 1996. He spent twelve years in Miami.