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Cedric Thornton on why he signed with Cowboys, what has surprised him about his new teammates

The reason Cedric Thornton chose to sign with the Cowboys in March is pretty simple. He thought they gave him the best opportunity to win a Super Bowl ring.Thornton, who was largely signed to play the one-technique defensive tackle position, is a student of the game with a major in evaluating offensive lines. Needless to say, he thinks very highly of the Cowboys' starting five.But...
Via SportsDay
1 day ago

Cedric Thornton: Cowboys OTAs have “a lot more impact” than Eagles practices

Offseason practices aren’t supposed to have contact. Plenty still do. In Dallas, for example, new Cowboys defensive tackle Cedric Thornton, seemed to admit that contact is happening in Dallas offseason workouts while explaining the differences between practices there and in Philly. “A lot more aggressive,” Thornton said. “A lot more impact in our walk-throughs.” The NFL…
Via Pro Football Talk
9 days ago

Cedric Thornton: Cowboys expect players to be in better condition than Eagles did

New Cowboy Cedric Thornton recently compared what it's like to be a Cowboy to his time as an Eagle."A lot more aggressiveness, a lot more impact in our walkthroughs, and they expect us to be in better condition than we were in Philadelphia," Thornton told SportsDay writer Jon Machota.Thornton also said Dallas head coach Jason Garrett and his staff have higher expectations going into...
Via SportsDay
9 days ago

Former Eagle Cedric Thornton Compares Offseason Workouts Between Cowboys, Philadelphia

Cedric Thornton has been on two different teams during his five-year NFL career.  The 27-year-old defensive lineman was signed by the Eagles after going undrafted in 2011 and was in Philadelphia through the 2015 season. The former Southern Arkansas standout was signed by the Cowboys this offseason. Thornton signed a four-year deal worth roughly $18 million in March. The 6-foot...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thornton, Cowboys agree to 4-year deal

While the Eagles brought in quite a few players over the course of the week, some big names have also left town. Defensive end Cedric Thornton is the next former Eagle to find a new home. According to ESPN, Thornton will travel across the NFC East, as he agreed to a four-year, $18 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys. The deal also includes $6 million guaranteed. In five years with...
Via Total Sports Live
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Cowboys sign former Eagles d-lineman Thornton to 4-year deal

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Cowboys added their first free agent Thursday, signing former Philadelphia defensive lineman Cedric Thornton on a four-year contract worth up to $18 million. The addition from Dallas' NFC East rival comes a day after the Cowboys re-signed middle linebacker Rolando McClain. The Dallas defense is looking for more impact plays after struggling to help the team...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Cedric Thornton: Eagles win vs. Saints 9 times out of 10

A close playoff loss is never an easy thing to swallow, but it can provide some major motivation for a team to improve. Last season’s Super bowl champion Seattle Seahawks were ousted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 in eerily similar fashion to the Eagles/Saints wild card game in 2013. After mounting a furious second half comeback, the Eagles came up just short and lost via field...
Via cover32 - Eagles
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles agree to 1-year deal with Cedric Thornton

The Philadelphia Eagles and defensive end Cedric Thornton agreed on a one-year deal earlier today. #Eagles have signed DE Cedric Thornton to a 1-year contract. Thornton was an exclusive rights free agent. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) March 3, 2014 The contract is worth $645,000, which is the three-year minimum. Thornton was an exclusive rights free agent, meaning he could...
Via cover32 - Eagles
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Re-Sign Cedric Thornton

Cedric Thornton re-signed with the Eagles Monday on a one-year deal after having a breakout 2013 campaign.  Howie Roseman, Chip Kelly and the Eagles continued Monday to take care of their own soon to be free agents by re-upping defensive lineman Cedric Thornton for a one-year deal.  Last week the Eagles re-signed Jason Kelce, Jason Peters, Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin before...
Via Eagledelphia
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Thornton overcomes long odds to star with Eagles

While 254 players were selected in the 2011 NFL draft, Cedric Thornton waited for a phone call that never came. He makes 31 teams wish they picked him every week. After being passed up in the draft, Thornton signed a free-agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. He's gone from undrafted rookie to one of the best defensive players on a first-place team. Thornton has thrived in...
Via Associated Press
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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