Zach Thomas: The Newest Star

Linebacker Zack Thomas is back in Texas after he was released by the Miami Dolphins on Valentines Day. Zach was just one of the many released by Bill Parcells as he makes massive changes in the sunshine state. The Dolphins drafted Thomas in 1996 in the 5th round. The 7 time Pro Bowler had been a work horse in their defense for 12 years. He has recorded over 1,800 tackles in his career.
Thomas is 1 of 3 players to record 100 or more tackles in each of his first ten seasons in the NFL. Thomas is currently ranking 4th all time in tackles behind Randy Gradishar, Jesse Tuggle and Junior Seau. He has more tackles than any linebacker in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
For those who are thinking about his age, I started looking into what he did the last couple of years. In September Oliver Hoyte, who was let go to make room on the roster, coincidentally gave Thomas a concussion which led him to miss most of the season because of migraines and concussions. Playing only five games he was able to rack up 52 total tackles. In 2006 his total tackles were consistent with years past with 165. Through the years his stats have remained the same.
Born a Texan, Zach played his college career at Texas Tech where he was a three year starter as linebacker. Thomas has won numerous awards during both his college and professional career.
After receiving contract offers from New Orleans and New England he made the decision to move home to Texas and become a Dallas Cowboy.



  1. Danny
    Danny says:

    I can’t wait to see this guy with a star on his shoulders! He has always been one of my favorite players. On Madden games I used to trade to put him on my Cowboys roster

  2. Rich Isaacs
    Rich Isaacs says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing Thomas play. I am somewhat concerned about his injuries from that hit by Hoyt and the car accident, but I think he has played very well when he has been able to take the field. As always, once a guy dons the Star, I will pull for him with all my heart.

  3. Cowboy
    Cowboy says:

    Zack Thomas comes to the Cowboys at a cheap price and as the saying goes, “you get what you paid for.” I personally believe the deal was a waste of money because the Cowboys already have numerous linebackers on their roster which include not one but two number one draft picks (Bobby Carpenter & Anthony Spenser) and while other teams have worked their number one draft picks into their starting lineup the Cowboys players are playing sparingly or sitting on the bench. Also, one has to consider that Thomas is coming off an injury and though he passed a so-called physical, I truly believe he’s not 100 percent healthy. It is my opinion that the acquisition of Thomas was a bad move by the Cowboys; two million could’ve easily been used in helping acquire a decent player for the secondary or in keeping others that have since moved on.
    The unforeseen is that the Cowboys are planning on trading Carpenter and/or Spenser…….hmm now the plot coagulates!!