DALLAS (AP) -Linebacker Zach Thomas appears headed back to Texas to play for the Dallas Cowboys in the state where he was a high school and college standout before 12 seasons with the Miami Dolphins.
Thomas has reportedly reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Cowboys.
A story on the Cowboys' Web site Saturday said the seven-time Pro Bowl player met team officials at the scouting combine in Indianapolis and was expected to sign a contract. There were numerous reports, including the Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram, that Thomas and the Cowboys had agreed on a $3 million, one-year deal.
Thomas' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, didn't return messages left by The Associated Press. Cowboys officials also didn't respond.
Thomas was released Feb. 14 by the Dolphins, part of the massive rebuilding project being overseen in Miami by new vice president of football operations Bill Parcells, the former Cowboys coach.
The 34-year-old linebacker said after his release from the Dolphins that he planned to play with another team next season, more than likely one that can contend for a Super Bowl title - and give Thomas a chance at winning his first championship.
``I am healthy and look forward to playing in 2008, but will always consider myself a Miami Dolphin,'' Thomas said then.
Thomas also visited with officials from the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints.
But Thomas is a native of Pampa, Texas, and then went to Texas Tech. The Dolphins selected the 5-foot-11 linebacker 154th overall out of Tech in 1996, and he led them in tackles 10 times and is the teams' career leader in that category.
Thomas missed most of last season because of concussions and migraines and was placed on injured reserve against his wishes in December because of nagging migraines, an aftereffect of an Oct. 21 car crash.
He played 168 games in Miami, the most by a defensive player in Dolphins history. He had a career-best 165 tackles in 2006.

Recent NFL Discussions

2017 Heisman Odds on Wed, Mar 2017 by Blade
College / NBA today on Sun, Mar 2017 by TtomBoBadly
SNOW on Tue, Mar 2017 by Michael Cash
EARLY COLL PLAYS FOR WED. on Wed, Mar 2017 by Timmy1961

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Patriots remain SB52 Favorites With NFL free agency slowing down dramatically over the past week, here's a look at the most recent Super Bowl 52 odds to win.
Thumbnail The Next Atlanta Falcons Despite suffering one of the greatest collapses in sports history at Super Bowl LI, the Atlanta Falcons still managed to overcome significant odds to reach the NFL’s...
Thumbnail Eddie Lacy 2017 Prop Odds After signing with the Seahawks earlier this month, how many touchdowns and rushing yards will Eddie Lacy earn in 2017?
Thumbnail DeSean Jackson Bucs Prop Odds How many touchdowns will DeSean Jackson post with his new team in 2017? Here's a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Brandin Cooks Patriots Prop Odds How many total receiving yards will new Patriot Brandin Cooks have in 2017?

NFL Team Pages