Earl Thomas threw Seahawks fans into a Christmas Eve fervor with his comments he made to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett following the Seahawks' win.
Seahawks safety Earl Thomas caused a stir after the Seattle’s 21-12 win over the Cowboys on Sunday, making a visit to the Dallas locker room and telling coach Jason Garrett to “come get me.”
Now, Thomas grew up in Texas as a Cowboys fan. He’s in the second-to-last year of a four-year, $40 million contract extension he signed in 2014. So … sound the alarms? Thomas, 28, was asked about his comments after the game.
“I went to the locker room to talk to Dez (Bryant), and I saw coach Garrett, and you know, I’ve always been a Cowboys fan growing up,” Thomas said. “The biggest thing when I say ‘come get me,’ is I don’t literally mean ‘come get me now,’ you know? I’m still in the prime of my career — I still want to be (in Seattle).
“But when Seattle kicks me to the curb, please, Cowboys, come get me. That’s the only place I would rather be if I get kicked to the curb. That’s what I meant by it … And, you know, people take life too serious. Me, that’s just who I am.”
Asked if the Seahawks had given any indication of not wanting him, Thomas said, “I don’t know, but if they don’t, please come get me.”
“That would be a great Christmas present,” Thomas said when asked if he wished the Seahawks would talk to him about a contract extension. “I just keep ballin’ and hopefully they see the value.”
Thomas was the Seahawks’ first round draft pick in 2010. He’s spent his whole career in Seattle and said Sunday that he’s still happy with the Seahawks.
Thomas led the Seahawks with 11 tackles in their 21-12 win over Dallas on Sunday.
Edward Egros of the Dallas Fox affiliate captured the exchange between Thomas and Garrett on video: