Thompson (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The 27-year-old tested positive for the virus and missed the season finale, but he's now cleared the NFL's protocols. Thompson had 43 tackles (30 solo), one interception and one forced fumble in 15 games during 2020. He remains under contract for 2021, but his roster spot isn't secured since he could be cut by the team with only $100,000 in dead cap.
Thompson (COVID-19) recorded 43 tackles (30 solo), one interception and one forced fumble over 15 games in 2020. The 27-year-old safety started and ended the season with a starting role before missing Week 17 on the COVID-19 list, and he posted a couple of strong IDP efforts, including a 10-tackle performance Week 1. In between, however, Thompson's liabilities in coverage mostly relegated him to special teams. He has one more very affordable season remaining on his current contract, and the Cowboys are potentially facing a lot of turnover in their secondary already. However, new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn might decide to clean house as much as possible and send Thompson packing regardless of other moves.
Thompson was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive for the virus, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Thompson won't play in Sunday's game against the Giants. The Cowboys will miss the playoffs with a loss or a Washington win. Depending on when Thompson tested positive, he may not be cleared in time for the first round of the playoffs. If Xavier Woods (ribs) is also unable to play, Reggie Robinson likely will start at safety in Week 17.
Thompson suffered a concussion during Sunday's 37-17 win over the Eagles, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports. Thompson had four tackles (one solo) during Sunday's divisional win. However, he'll need to garner full medical clearance in order to suit up Week 17 on the road against the Giants.
Thompson recorded seven tackles (five solo) and an interception in Tuesday's 34-17 loss to the Ravens. Thompson's second career interception came on a pass that bounced off the outstretched hand of receiver Marquise Brown and right into the safety's waiting arms. His seven tackles were also the most Thompson has totaled since Week 1 against the Rams, as he failed to register more than four in any of the games in between.
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