You don’t see this kind of things very often. After the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Dallas Cowboys 21-12, Seahawks’ safety Earl Thomas went on to Cowboys locker room and said to coach Jason Garrett: “If y’all have the chance, come get me.“
Thomas himself confirmed that he, in fact, said this to Garrett, but clarified that he didn’t mean anytime soon.
“We had a great win. I feel like we played lights-out. Just emotional,” – said the 28-year-old safety. “I went to the locker room to talk to [Dez] Bryant, and I saw Coach Garrett. I’ve always been a Cowboys fan growing up. But the biggest thing when I say ‘Come get me’ is, I don’t literally mean like, ‘Come get me now.’ I’m still in the prime of my career. I still want to be here, but when Seattle kicks me to the curb, please — the Cowboys — come get me. That’s the only place I would rather be if I get kicked to the curb. So that’s what I meant by it. People take life too serious. That’s just who I am.”
Thomas still has one year left on his $40 million deal he signed in 2013, after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl. The team usually waits until the player enters the final year of his contract before they offer him a contract extension. Thomas, on the other hand, hopes he will be a Seahawk for a bit more.
“I don’t know,” – said Thomas about prospects of a new deal. “I’m just going to keep balling, and hopefully they see the value.“
Seattle Seahawks drafted Thomas in the 2010 NFL Draft with the 15th overall pick. During his time with the team, he won one Super Bowl, alongside six Pro Bowl selections and four First-team All-Pro selections. His NFL statistics include 617 tackles, 61 pass deflections, 25 interceptions, 10 forced fumbles and four touchdowns.