Cowboys Eyeing Blockbuster Trade for Seahawks' Earl Thomas

Now that free agency has begun to settle down, let's take a quick look around the NFC East.

The Eagles have bolstered their Super Bowl-winning roster.

The Giants are ... trying?

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The Redskins traded for who they think is their franchise QB.

And the Cowboys ... well, they haven't really done anything at all. They franchise-tagged budding star DE DeMarcus Lawrence and that's about it.

But that could change very quickly, as the Cowboys have shown interest in trading for arguably the best safety in the league, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

Just about every team would love to have Earl Thomas - 28 years old and a three-time All-Pro - who the Eagles infamously passed on in favor of Brandon Graham. (Can we put that argument to rest already?)

But the Cowboys may have the assets to actually pull off the trade, adding one of the game's greats to a defense in desperate need of a playmaker on the back end.

The Cowboys currently own 10 picks in the upcoming draft and with the draft being held in Dallas, the team could be looking to make a splash.

It appears the interest is mutual, too.

After the Seahawks topped the Cowboys in Dallas last season, Thomas told Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, "If you have a chance to get me, come get me."

The Seahawks' fire sale has already claimed Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett on the defensive side, while Kam Chancellor's future is uncertain while he deals with a neck injury. 

Would a full season of Ezekiel Elliott and a retooled secondary led by Thomas be enough to compete with the Eagles for the NFC East crown? 

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