Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks

It was a bad day for the Cowboys' starting running back.

Thomas would be a significant upgrade for the Chiefs to sure up the backend of their secondary as he's still performing like one of the best safeties in the league. A native of Texas who starred in college for the Longhorns, Thomas made it very clear which team he'd prefer last season when, after a Seattle win at Dallas, he was heard telling Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett, "If y'all have a chance, come get me". Heath's replacement, Kavon Frazier, was late to rotate over and Lockett went untouched, high-stepping the final few yards for a 14-3 lead. The All-Pro safety ended his holdout earlier this month, and the conversation took a backseat until Friday, when Carroll was asked why Thomas wasn't a participant in practice. Given his brief absence Monday night, and the team's overall lack of carries through two games, all eyes will be on Carson Sunday. The team played from behind for most of the game.

In what seemed appropriate for the Cowboys, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas III was credited with Prescott's two interceptions. Running back Chris Carson added 99 yards and a touchdown himself. According to the report, a team official said Thomas had not been traded and that he is indeed dealing with a personal issue.

"No. he was exhausted", Carroll said of Carson on Sunday afternoon. He also claimed that, before the game, a pair of unnamed Cowboys coaches approached him and said, "You ready for the trade tomorrow?" In the case of Earl Thomas's bow toward the Cowboys' sideline Sunday, there was a Texas-sized amount of subtext.