Zach Thomas Leads With Words And Deeds

When the Cowboys acquired Zach Thomas this off season, I knew we were getting a great player, but I also knew that his best days were behind him.

The seven-time Pro Bowler was a leader on and off the field with the Miami Dolphins, and I wondered if he would bring that leadership to the Cowboys. I was glad to see Zach return to his home state of Texas where he first gained his fame while earning All-American at Texas Tech.

Since joining the Cowboys, Zach Thomas has been all that we could have hoped for and more. Not only does he lead the team with 55 tackles by a wide margin, but he may have struck a chord with his teammates before Sunday’s game when he gave them a small pep talk.

Marcus Spears revealed what Thomas said,

“Zach stood up in front of the defense last week and gave us quotes about just going out and playing, and stop worrying about what’s going to happen tomorrow or the next day. Just go out and perform the day you’re out there.”

What happened next?

The defense played their best game of the season and held Tampa Bay to a season-low nine points.

Thomas brings a remarkable work ethic to the team. He is a calming presence when things are going tough, but he is also smart enough to know his words can have an impact on so many of the younger players who look up to him.

I’m so glad Zach is a Cowboy.

Comments
  1. brady

    I so totaly agree with you. I am glad to have Zach on our defense. go cowboys!

  2. JOE T

    I am so happy to finally hear a positive storyline. It seems like years since I heard about the Zach trade but he has been a silent leader for this team since day one. I was very happy to hear the news of the trade and I am impressed with his play at the mid-season mark. After all, does he not lead the defense in tackles this year?

  3. Tiffany (Stagazzing)

    Zach is a mature player that is proving every week what he can bring to the field and to the locker room. He may be the best addition to the Defense this year. I have listened to several interviews with Zach and I am totally impressed with his dedication to his own physicality and to The Dallas Defense. He’s got a great attitude and could teach these younger players a great deal just by the example he sets.
    And….it doesn’t hurt my feelings that he’s easy on the eyes!

  4. JAIME TINOCO

    MAN ZAC U DO UR THING N DAT UR DOIN ON DA DAMM FELID … N U NOE DAT CUZ U KAN KIK SUM ASS ON DER 2!!!! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! COWBOYS

  5. CoWbOySfOrLiFeReGaRdLeSs

    Zachs’ best days are’nt quite behind him yet.His leadership skills are still strong as well!!! Now lets kick some deadskin ass!!!