Zach Thomas to the Dallas Cowboys
Thomas has agreed to a one-year deal worth $3 million, including bonus, base salary and incentives. At that price it is clear the Cowboys expect Thomas to be a starter.
"It's a dream come true for a man from Pampa, Tex. and Texas Tech University," agent Drew Rosenhaus told Neal.
The Cowboys are the most recent team to meet with Thomas. He also had contract offers on the table from the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints.
The reason Thomas is headed to Dallas is the Cowboys came with the best combination of solid contract offer plus the opportunity to make it to the Super Bowl. The Patriots, frankly, didn't offer a competitive deal to Thomas while New Orleans was in the ballpark, but its chances of competing for a Super Bowl are more uncertain.
Thomas, 35 in September, had his contract terminated by the Dolphins nine days ago after he played 12 seasons here. He had been scheduled to make $5.65 million in the final year of his Miami contract.