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Cedric Thornton

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Height: 
6-4

Weight:

295

Age

29
Southern Arkansas
6 Years Pro

2017 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.

Videos

Gameday Photos

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
2017BUF153271892-0-----0-
2016DAL1302212101.5-1-----11
2015PHI13133317161-1-----0-
2014PHI1616513516102-----03
2013PHI1616604812112-----1-
2012PHI160271981-0-----0-
2011PHI000------------
TOTAL220149717.5160---024

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17@MIAW 22-160------------
16@NEL 16-372110-0-----0-
15MIAW 24-163120-0-----0-
14INDW 13-71100-0-----0-
13NEL 3-231100-0-----0-
12@KCW 16-101101-0-----0-
11@LACL 24-543210-0-----0-
10NOL 10-474310-0-----0-
9@NYJL 21-341101-0-----0-
8OAKW 34-142200-0-----0-
7TBW 30-270------------
5@CINL 16-203210-0-----0-
4@ATLW 23-171100-0-----0-
3DENW 26-162110-0-----0-
2@CARL 3-93120-0-----0-
1NYJW 21-120------------

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017BUF15271892-0-----
2016DAL132212101.5-1-----
2015PHI133317161-1-----
2014PHI16513516102-----
2013PHI16604812112-----
2012PHI16271981-0-----
2011PHI00----------
TOTAL 89220149717.516000-0

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2017BUF15-----------
2016DAL13----1-0----
2015PHI13-----------
2014PHI16----3-11---
2013PHI16-------0---
2012PHI1611------000
2011PHI0-----------
TOTAL 8911-04011000

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017BUF15---------
2016DAL13---------
2015PHI13---------
2014PHI16---------
2013PHI16---------
2012PHI16100000001
2011PHI0---------
TOTAL 89100000001

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/10/2017@BUF-100------------
209/17/2017@CAR-103120-0-----0-
309/24/2017@BUF-112110-0-----0-
410/01/2017@ATL-111100-0-----0-
510/08/2017@CIN-103210-0-----0-
710/22/2017@BUF-000------------
810/29/2017@BUF-102200-0-----0-
911/02/2017@NYJ-101101-0-----0-
1011/12/2017@BUF-104310-0-----0-
1111/19/2017@LAC-103210-0-----0-
1211/26/2017@KC-111101-0-----0-
1312/03/2017@BUF-101100-0-----0-
1412/10/2017@BUF-101100-0-----0-
1512/17/2017@BUF-103120-0-----0-
1612/24/2017@NE-102110-0-----0-
1712/31/2017@MIA-100------------
TOTAL 153271892-0-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Atlanta Falcons11100-0-----
Carolina Panthers13120-0-----
Cincinnati Bengals13210-0-----
Denver Broncos12110-0-----
Indianapolis Colts11100-0-----
Kansas City Chiefs11101-0-----
Los Angeles Chargers13210-0-----
Miami Dolphins23120-0-----
New England Patriots23210-0-----
New Orleans Saints14310-0-----
New York Jets21101-0-----
Oakland Raiders12200-0-----
Tampa Bay Buccaneers00----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division9201461-0-----
vs AFC Teams12191362-0-----
vs NFC Teams38530-0-----
vs Own Division67431-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December57430-0-----
November49722-0-----
October36510-0-----
September35230-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arrowhead Stadium11101-0-----
Bank of America Stadium13120-0-----
Gillette Stadium12110-0-----
Hard Rock Stadium10----------
Mercedes-Benz Stadium11100-0-----
MetLife Stadium11101-0-----
New Era Field713940-0-----
Paul Brown Stadium13210-0-----
StubHub Center13210-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses7171161-0-----
Wins810731-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)11101-0-----
Sundays14261791-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass47431-0-----
Turf11201461-0-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games713940-0-----
Road Games814952-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead8531-0-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points5410-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points1101-0-----
Behind13941-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points6421-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points2200-0-----
Tied6420-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half151232-0-----
2nd Half12660-0-----
Last Two Minutes of Half3301-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line2110-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line10821-0-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line2200-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line13761-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter6510-0-----
2nd Quarter9722-0-----
3rd Quarter4220-0-----
4th Quarter8440-0-----
4th Quarter within 72110-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-769631-0-----
Margin 15+512930-0-----
Margin 8-1446331-0-----