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48 Joe Thomas LB

Dallas Cowboys

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March 19, 2020 07:04 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Re-ups with Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (knee) signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys on Thursday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Thomas contributed primarily on special-teams in 2019, but he also provides the Cowboys with key depth to the linebacker corps. He'll now reunite with coach Mike McCarthy in Dallas, under whom he began his NFL career in Green Bay.

January 7, 2020 01:00 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Fills depth role in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (knee) wrapped up the 2019 season with 33 tackles (21 solo), one pass defended and one forced fumble in 15 games.

Primarily a special-teams player to begin the year, Thomas saw more action on defense once Leighton Vander Esch (neck) started to have trouble staying on the field, at least until Thomas sat out Week 17 himself with a knee injury. An unrestricted free agent, the 28-year-old should be able to latch on with someone in a depth role again given his versatility.

December 27, 2019 06:44 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Sitting Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Redskins, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Thomas began the week as a limited practice participant but was downgraded to non-participation Thursday and Friday. The Cowboys will need to make the playoffs in order for the 28-year-old to have a chance of playing again this season.

December 26, 2019 05:20 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Battling knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas did not practice Thursday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Thomas was limited in Wednesday's practice, so Thursday's lack of participation represents a tangible step in the wrong direction. The 28-year-old will likely need to practice in some capacity Friday for any chance of suiting up against Washington on Sunday.

December 23, 2019 04:16 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game versus the Eagles, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Thomas practiced just once on a limited basis this week but will be ready to suit up despite the lack of practice time. The 28-year-old will look to provide depth with Leighton Vander Esch (neck) out, and has 32 tackles (21 solo) this season.

December 20, 2019 06:44 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Puts in limited practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Thomas was able to practice Friday for the first time this week but on a limited basis. Justin March and Chris Covington would see extra snaps if the South Carolina State product can't go.

December 19, 2019 09:00 AM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Sits out practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (knee) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Thomas departed Week 15's win over the Rams with a knee injury, but coach Jason Garrett said the linebacker was okay following the game. Thomas' practice status isn't congruent with Garrett's words, but the 28-year-old has two more sessions to get back on the field. Should Thomas be ready to play Sunday versus the Eagles, he'll start at weakside linebacker.

December 15, 2019 08:28 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Coach says he's OK
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Jason Garrett doesn't believe that the leg injury Thomas suffered in Sunday's win over the Rams was a serious one, Damon R. Marx of The Dallas Morning News reports.

This is good news, especially with Dallas already thin at linebacker. Thomas seems likely to suit up for the pivotal Week 16 clash against the Eagles, though his practice participation in the lead-up to that game will be worth monitoring.

December 15, 2019 06:00 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Exits Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas was forced out of Sunday's game against the Rams with a knee injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The Cowboys' linebacking corps is already thin with Leighton Vander Esch (neck) inactive and Luke Gifford (arm) suffering a game-ending injury, so Thomas' departure leaves one remaining outside linebacker -- Chris Covington -- to fill in opposite Sean Lee.

November 24, 2019 03:44 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (illness) will play in Sunday's game against the Patriots, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Thomas didn't practice all week after battling an illness, but as evidenced by this news, he has shaken off the ailment. Now that he's officially healthy for Week 12, Thomas is in line for a start at weakside linebacker with Leighton Vander Esch (neck) inactive.

November 22, 2019 07:12 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game at New England, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Thomas didn't practice while battling the illness all week, so his status for Sunday is firmly up in the air. The 28-year-old should help fill in for the sidelined Leighton Vander Esch (neck) at weakside linebacker if he's able to play.

November 20, 2019 03:20 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Battling sickness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (illness) missed Wednesday's practices, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The team expects Thomas to be back on the field Thursday, and his status isn't in doubt for Sunday's game against the Patriots. The 28-year-old works mainly in a reserve role, and he's generated 20 tackles (15 solo) over 10 contests.

August 25, 2019 02:40 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Shines in preseason rout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown in Saturday's preseason win over the Texans.

His solo effort on special teams gave the Cowboys a 14-0 lead on their way to a 34-0 rout, and Thomas almost added to his night on the Texans' next possession, jumping an underneath route and nearly coming up with an interception that likely would have resulted in a pick-six. The former Packer won't see many snaps on defense until the linebacking corps is hit hard by injuries, but he gives Dallas some experienced depth at the position and is a big contributor on special teams as well.

January 21, 2019 03:04 AM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Minor role in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas had 14 tackles (seven solo) over 10 games in 2018.

Thomas signed a two-year deal with the Cowboys last March and played a minor defensive role through the first five weeks before suffering a foot injury. The 27-year-old returned Week 13, but by that point rookie Leighton Vander Esch had already carved out an every-down role. Thomas is under contract for 2019, and his deal only results in a modest $2.4 million cap hit. However, his roster position isn't overly secure, considering the Cowboys would only incur $300,000 in dead cap money if they released him, per Spotrac.com.

November 18, 2018 12:07 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (foot) is active for Sunday's matchup with Atlanta, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Thomas was sidelined in Week 10 due to his injury but appears set to return to his usual role in Week 11. He'll figure to play primarily on special teams once again.

November 10, 2018 02:24 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Ruled out for Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (foot) will not play Sunday against the Eagles, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Thomas was unable to log a practice in any capacity this week. Week 10 will mark the fourth consecutive game that Thomas has missed this season. Thomas' absence doesn't hurt the Cowboys too much, as most of his snaps came on special teams.

November 3, 2018 05:12 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Won't play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (foot) was ruled out for Monday's game against Tennessee, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Thomas was unable to practice again this week and will miss his third straight game despite coming off the Cowboys' bye week. Justin March-Lillard should see increased snaps in a rotational role at linebacker for the Cowboys.

October 19, 2018 05:04 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Ruled out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (foot) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Thomas' lack of availability is no surprise, considering that he was unable to participate in practice all week. The rotational linebacker will miss his second consecutive game, and work to get healthy during Dallas' Week 8 bye.

October 12, 2018 04:20 PM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Won't play Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Thomas did not participate in practice all week after being spotted in a walking boot following the Cowboys' Week 5 loss to the Texans. Dallas will be thin at outside linebacker with Sean Lee (hamstring) also sidelined, so Justin March-Lillard could be in line for additional snaps behind starter Damien Wilson.

October 10, 2018 08:32 AM
Cowboys' Joe Thomas: Wearing walking boot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas (foot) was seen wearing a walking boot, Jori Epstein of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Thomas exited Sunday night's game against the Texans and was unable to return. The fact that he's in a walking boot doesn't bode well for his Week 6 status, though his availability in practice this week will paint a clearer picture. With Sean Lee (hamstring) not expected to suit up Sunday, the Cowboys will be especially thin at linebacker if Thomas can't suit up versus the Jaguars.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020DAL00000000000
2019DAL152332112000001
2018DAL1001477000000
2017GB12114680.500001
2016GB167705515019905
2015GB14026233100001
2014GB000 0.00 000-12700
Total6710157 112.045 1.519908
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/233
Birthdate:
5/6/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Aiken, SC, USA
School:
South Carolina State
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: