Thornton signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Cowboys on Thursday, the Dallas Morning News reports. A run-stuffing defensive end in the Eagles' 3-4 defense, Thornton will shift inside for the Cowboys and line up next to Tyrone Crawford at defensive tackle, replacing Nick Hayden in the starting lineup. There won't be a lot of IDP value for Thornton in that role, but he should help solidify Dallas' team defense, and having a more active partner at DT could boost Crawford's numbers as well.
Eagles defensive end Cedric Thornton has a broken bone in his hand and will be out 'a week or so,' The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The nature of Thornton's injury is uncertain, but it appears it will cost him one game and possibly more. It remains to be seen who will take his place in the starting lineup.
Defensive tackle Cedric Thornton will remain with the Eagles in 2015, signing a one-year restricted free agent contract with the team on Monday, according to BleedingGreenNation.com.The deal is a one-year tender worth approximately $2.356 million.Thornton has been a starter for the Eagles for the last two seasons.
The Eagles have placed a second-round tender on defensive tackle Cedric Thornton, according to Field Yates of ESPN. Thornton registered 52 tackles last season.
The Eagles have ruled the following players as inactive for Week 15's matchup with the Cowboys: quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone), safety Jerome Couplin, defensive end Taylor Hart, offensive linemen Dennis Kelly and Julian Vandervelde, wide receiver Jeff Maehl and defensive back Jaylen Watkins. The team had six players listed as probable to play Sunday and all are active, including running back Chris Polk (ankle), wide receiver Josh Huff (hip), tight end Trey Burton (hamstring), kicker Cody Parkey (groin), defensive end Cedric Thornton (groin) and linebacker Emmanuel Acho (groin).
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