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23 Darian Thompson DB

Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
15451.5000

Player Updates

March 18, 2020 10:12 AM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Staying in Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys and Thompson agreed to terms on a two-year contract Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Thompson suited up for 435 defensive and 222 special-teams snaps in 2019 for Dallas. Across 15 games, the 26-year-old didn't make much impact as an IDP option, producing 45 tackles (23 solo), 1.5 sacks and three pass breakups. Thompson will likely be deployed in a similar capacity in 2020.

January 7, 2020 12:56 PM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Shows utility in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson finished the 2019 season with 45 tackles (23 solo) including 1.5 sacks, three passes defended and one forced fumble in 15 games.

After barely getting on the field in 2018 during his first campaign with the Cowboys, Thompson started four games this year as injuries hit the safety group and even made an impact as an IDP asset in Week 14, when he racked up 11 tackles including a sack against the Bears. With his rookie contract now up -- he was a third-round pick of the Giants in 2016 -- Thompson will head into free agency hoping his resume can earn him a more consistent role in someone's secondary.

December 4, 2019 09:44 PM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Slated to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (arm) won't carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Bears, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Since Jeff Heath (shoulder) has been ruled out, Thompson is expected to make his second straight start. The 26-year-old was solid in Week 13 against the Bills with four tackles, 0.5 sacks and a pass breakup.

December 2, 2019 07:20 PM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Nursing arm injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was a limited practice participant Monday due to an arm injury, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The 26-year-old started in place of Jeff Heath (shoulder) in two of the last three games, and he apparently picked up the arm injury as he had four tackles (three solo), a half-sack and a pass defensed during last Thursday's loss to the Bills. Heath didn't practice Monday, so Thompson could be called upon again Thursday in Chicago, assuming he's able to play.

November 18, 2019 04:32 PM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Primed for starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson is expected to start at strong safety for Sunday's game against the Lions, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

This news comes on the heels of usual starter Jeff Heath nursing a shoulder injury and being inactive. Thompson likely will see plenty of snaps in the game, adding to his IDP appeal, but he has just 15 tackles (six solo) and a fumble recovery this season in eight games.

November 14, 2019 04:16 PM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Taking first-ream reps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson is handling first-team reps in Thursday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The Cowboys appear to be preparing Thompson for the possibility of starting Week 11 against the Lions, with Jeff Health (shoulder) practicing on a limited basis. Thompson filled in for Heath during Sunday's loss to the Vikings, compiling five tackles (two solo) while handling 87 percent of snaps on defense, and he previously played a starting role with the Giants in 2017. If Heath is forced to miss any time, Thompson could be worth fantasy consideration in IDP formats.

September 18, 2019 09:40 AM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Set to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson will start in Xavier Woods' (ankle) place at free safety in Sunday's game against Miami, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Thompson has yet to play a defensive snap this season, as he was inactive for the season opener and only saw 11 snaps on special teams in last Sunday's victory over Washington. The last time the 25-year-old saw a starting role was in 2017 with the Giants, when he logged 1,065 defensive snaps, 75 total tackles, six pass breakups and an interception over 16 games.

September 7, 2019 12:00 PM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Out Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's season opener versus the Giants, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Thompson was likely looking for revenge against the Giants, as he was a starter in New York during the 2017 season. However, an ankle injury will keep him sidelined to start the year. He is expected to primarily contribute in a special-teams role when healthy this season.

September 4, 2019 09:48 PM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Dealing with ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Thompson was a starter for the Giants in 2017, but he played just one defensive snap with Dallas last year. He's now used more in a special-teams role, and he could rotate in at safety if Donovan Wilson (ankle) can't go Sunday. Thompson will first need to log practice time, as he's nursed this ankle injury for more than two weeks.

August 20, 2019 09:28 PM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Misses practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was absent from Tuesday's practice while nursing an ankle injury, The Dallas Morning News reports.

It's unclear how Thompson picked up the injury, but it was serious enough to force him out of practice. The 25-year-old could be in line for an increased role within the defense, considering he only appeared in 10 games with the team last season. As long as Thompson is sidelined, Donovan Wilson and Tyvis Powell could see an increase in reps.

July 13, 2019 03:28 PM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Returns healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (groin) participated in June minicamp, Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Thompson signed a one-year deal with Dallas in March after appearing in 10 games for the club in 2018. The 25-year-old could see an increased role with the Cowboys after a full offseason within the system. Thompson had a solid performance with the Giants in 2017, amassing 75 tackles (61 solo), six pass breakups and an interception over 16 games.

March 7, 2019 12:24 PM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Staying in Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (groin) signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys on Thursday, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Thompson was a third-round draft pick of the Giants back in 2016 and originally came to Dallas last October when the Cowboys signed him off the Cardinals' practice squad. While the Boise State product didn't see much playing time last year, Archer reports that the Cowboys believe a full year in their offseason program will give the defensive back a chance to contribute on defense.

January 12, 2019 07:08 PM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Will miss divisional round
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (groin) is officially inactive for Saturday's game against the Rams, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Thompson was a limited participant at practice this week and was listed as questionable. The 25-year-old played a minimal defensive role, so his absence is unlikely to be a significant factor Saturday.

January 5, 2019 07:32 PM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Will sit Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (groin) is officiallly inactive for Saturday's wild-card game against the Seahawks, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Thompson received the questionable tag after being a limited practice participant this week. The 25-year-old played one defensive snap all season, so the Cowboys defense is unlikely to be impacted by his absence.

January 4, 2019 06:20 PM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Officially considered questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (groin) is questionable for Saturday's wild-card game against the Seahawks, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Thompson will attempt to play through a groin injury, but his chances of suiting up are murky after managing back-to-back limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday. If the third-year pro is able to go, he'll draw most of his snaps on special teams.

November 21, 2018 12:08 AM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Rejoins Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson signed a contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Thompson was released Saturday so the team could sign Christian Ringo to bolster their depth at defensive tackle, and he is rejoining the team with Ringo now waived. Thompson first joined the Cowboys in early October and has played only one defensive snap while with the team.

November 17, 2018 12:28 PM
Darian Thompson: Waived by Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was waived by Dallas on Saturday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Thompson signed to the Cowboys' 53-man roster in early October from the Cardinals' practice squad. The Boise State product has yet to play in a game this season.

October 10, 2018 07:52 AM
Cowboys' Darian Thompson: Signs with Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson signed to Dallas' 53-man roster from the Cardinals' practice squad Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The former Boise State standout started all 16 games for the Giants last season before suffering a hamstring injury in training camp. Thompson has 82 tackles (66 solo) and one interception in his NFL career.

October 2, 2018 10:04 PM
Darian Thompson: Joins Arizona's practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (hamstring) was signed to the Cardinals' practice squad Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Thompson -- a 2016 third-round pick -- started all 16 games for the Giants last season before suffering a hamstring injury in training camp. The 25-year-old safety has 82 tackles and one interception in his career.

September 7, 2018 11:32 PM
Darian Thompson: Waived with injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (hamstring) was waived by the Giants with an injury settlement Friday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Thompson, a 2016 third-round pick, played in all 16 games for the Giants in 2017, recording 61 total tackles and one interception. He cleared waivers when originally released on Sep. 1, but he may find an opportunity with another team should injuries arise once he's back at full health.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/8/19NYG0000
29/15/19WAS0000
39/22/19MIA0000
49/29/19NO0000
510/6/19GB0000
610/13/19NYJ0000
710/20/19PHI0000
911/4/19NYG0000
1011/10/19MIN0000
1111/17/19DET0000
1211/24/19NE0000
1311/28/19BUF00.500
1412/5/19CHI01.000
1512/15/19LAR0000
1612/22/19PHI0000
1712/29/19WAS0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016New York Giants276.010000.0000
2017New York Giants167561.0140100.0006
2018Arizona Cardinals000.000000.0000
2018Dallas Cowboys1000.000000.0000
2019Dallas Cowboys154523.0221.5000.0003
TOTAL4312790.0371.5100.0009
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016New York Giants200000000
2017New York Giants1600000000
2018Arizona Cardinals000000000
2018Dallas Cowboys1000000000
2019Dallas Cowboys1500001010
TOTAL4300001010
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/212
Birthdate:
9/22/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Lancaster, CA, USA
School:
Boise State
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: