1. Joe Thomas, Dallas Cowboys
The name sounds like he just belongs in Cleveland with the Browns. The last player that we look at our possible trade piece to replace Mack Wilson is Joe Thomas, a backup linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys. Of course for the Cleveland Browns, what do you think of Joe Thomas, you think of the star left tackle who played in 10,363 consecutive snaps. The former No. 3 overall pick saw his career come to an end on October 22, 2017, when he tore his triceps.
As for this Joe Thomas, he’s a 29-year-old linebacker who played for South Carolina State and went undrafted in 2014. He spent his first season of the Green Bay Packers before heading to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad that year. He then went back to Green Bay where he played for them from 2015 through 2017.
His best season with the Packers was in 2016 when Thomas racked up 70 tackles while starting 7-of-16 games played. He then had 14 tackles in 2017 before heading to free agency where he signed back with the Cowboys. In the first season with Dallas he again had 14 tackles and then this last year he had another 33 playing primarily on special teams. However, he’s also done well whenever called upon to play in the base defense.
Dallas really values Thomas as a special team player and a primary back up, so the price tag might be a little steep. Still, he would be a solid player and a great replacement for Mack Wilson.