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Cedric Thornton

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Height: 
6-4

Weight:

295

Age

29
Southern Arkansas
6 Years Pro

2016 Season

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TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

03/09/16: Signed with Dallas as an unrestricted free agent through 2019.

04/13/15: Signed a one-year contract extension with Philadelphia.

03/03/14: Signed a one-year contract extension with Philadelphia.

12/12/11: Activated from the practice squad.

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Biography

The Dallas Cowboys signed Cedric Thornton to a four-year contract early in the 2016 free agency period, and in his first season in Dallas, he played in 13 games as a reserve rushman, finishing with 18 tackles 1.5 sacks, three tackles for losses and nine pressures. Thornton originally signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as a rookie free agent in 2011 and started 45-of-61 games along the defensive line, recording 233 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and five pass deflections in five seasons with the team.

 

2016:

  • Made his Cowboys debut in the opener against the N.Y. Giants (9/11) and had three tackles with one for a loss.
  • Had a sack and a pressure in the win over Cincinnati (10/9).
  • Added a tackle and a forced fumble against Baltimore (11/20), then had three tackles, one for a loss, and a pressure on Thanksgiving Day against Washington (11/24).
  • Suffered an ankle injury against the N.Y. Giants (12/11), forcing him from the final three games of the season.

2015 (Philadelphia):

  • Started all 13 games he played, recording 47 tackles with a sack and a pass deflection.
  • Recorded his only sack with a take down of Tony Romo against Dallas (9/20), adding three tackles.
  • Made a season-high six tackles at Carolina (10/25).

2014 (Philadelphia):

  • Started all 16 games for the Eagles at defensive end for the second consecutive season, tallying 61 tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack and tied for third in the NFL with three fumble recoveries.
  • Registered a season-high seven tackles at San Francisco (9/28).
  • Recovered two fumbles against St. Louis (10/5), including one in the end zone for his first career touchdown, in addition to three tackles and two pressures.
  • Tallied six tackles and his lone sack of the season against Dallas (12/14).

2013 (Philadelphia):

  • Led the Eagles defensive line with a career-best 78 tackles and ranked third on the team with five tackles for a loss while starting all 16 games at defensive end.
  • Recorded a career-high eight tackles, including a sack of Peyton Manning, at Denver (9/29).
  • Made seven tackles in a loss against the Giants (10/27).
  • Posted six tackles and forced a fumble against Detroit (12/8).

2012 (Philadelphia):

  • Played in 16 games and recorded 47 tackles with two tackles for loss and a sack.
  • Registered his first NFL tackle, recording two, against Baltimore (9/16).
  • Finished with eight tackles and his first career sack against Atlanta (10/28).

2011 (Philadelphia):

  • Signed with the Eagles as a rookie free agent following the draft and made the team’s practice squad out of camp. Was signed to the active roster after Week 14 and was inactive for the final three games of the season.

COLLEGE:

  • A two-year starter at Division II Southern Arkansas, compiled an impressive 133 tackles, 36 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks and three forced fumbles in his collegiate career.
  • As a senior in 2010, ranked third on the team with 53 tackles, including 13 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
  • Earned first-team All-America honors as a junior in 2009 after leading the team with 80 tackles, 8.5 sacks and finishing first in college football with 23 tackles for loss. In addition, forced two fumbles and blocked two kicks.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Star City, Ark., High School where he played football.
  • Majored in physical education wellness & leisure at Southern Arkansas.
  • Has two sons, Cedric and Kaisen, and a daughter, Kaylei.

COMMUNITY:

  • WrestleMania 32 week community event at Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
  • 2016-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • 2017 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.
  • Hosts free youth football camp in Arkansas.
  • Annual Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Kick Off Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2016DAL1302212101.5-1-----11
2015PHI13133317161-1-----0-
2014PHI1616513516102-----03
2013PHI1616604812112-----1-
2012PHI160271981-0-----0-
2011PHI000------------
TOTAL193131625.5160---024

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17@PHIL 13-270------------
16DETW 42-210------------
15TBW 26-200------------
14@NYGL 7-103120-0-----01
13@MINW 17-15-000-1-----0-
12WASW 31-263300-0-----0-
11BALW 27-171100-0-----1-
10@PITW 35-300------------
9@CLEW 35-101100-0-----0-
8PHIW 29-231010.5-0-----0-
6@GBW 30-162020-0-----0-
5CINW 28-142111-0-----0-
4@SFW 24-172110-0-----0-
3CHIW 31-171100-0-----0-
2@WASW 27-232110-0-----0-
1NYGL 19-204220-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016DAL132212101.5-1-----
2015PHI133317161-1-----
2014PHI16513516102-----
2013PHI16604812112-----
2012PHI16271981-0-----
2011PHI00----------
TOTAL 74193131625.516000-0

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016DAL13----1-0----
2015PHI13-----------
2014PHI16----3-11---
2013PHI16-------0---
2012PHI1611------000
2011PHI0-----------
TOTAL 7411-04011000

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016DAL13---------
2015PHI13---------
2014PHI16---------
2013PHI16---------
2012PHI16100000001
2011PHI0---------
TOTAL 74100000001
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defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Baltimore Ravens11100-0-----
Chicago Bears11100-0-----
Cincinnati Bengals12111-0-----
Cleveland Browns11100-0-----
Detroit Lions00----------
Green Bay Packers12020-0-----
Minnesota Vikings1-000-1-----
New York Giants27340-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles11010.5-0-----
Pittsburgh Steelers10----------
San Francisco 49ers12110-0-----
Tampa Bay Buccaneers00----------
Washington Redskins25410-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division89541-1-----
vs AFC Teams44311-0-----
vs NFC Teams918990.5-1-----
vs Own Division513760.5-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December23120-1-----
January00----------
November45500-0-----
October47251.5-0-----
September37430-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium612841.5-0-----
FedExField12110-0-----
FirstEnergy Stadium11100-0-----
Heinz Field10----------
Lambeau Field12020-0-----
Levi's Stadium12110-0-----
Lincoln Financial Field00----------
MetLife Stadium13120-0-----
U.S. Bank Stadium1-000-1-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses27340-0-----
Wins1115961.5-1-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays00----------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)23300-1-----
Sundays11199101.5-0-----

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Baltimore Ravens1------
Chicago Bears1------
Cincinnati Bengals1------
Cleveland Browns1------
Detroit Lions0------
Green Bay Packers1------
Minnesota Vikings1------
New York Giants2----1-
Philadelphia Eagles1------
Pittsburgh Steelers1------
San Francisco 49ers1------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers0------
Washington Redskins2------

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division8------
vs AFC Teams4------
vs NFC Teams9----1-
vs Own Division5----1-

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
December2----1-
January0------
November4------
October4------
September3------

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
AT&T Stadium6------
FedExField1------
FirstEnergy Stadium1------
Heinz Field1------
Lambeau Field1------
Levi's Stadium1------
Lincoln Financial Field0------
MetLife Stadium1----1-
U.S. Bank Stadium1------

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Losses2----1-
Wins11------

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Mondays0------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2------
Sundays11----1-
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