FRISCO, Texas - The Cowboys are bringing back a pair of veteran linebackers, giving the team even more experience and depth at the position.
The team spent Thursday working on new deals for both Joe Thomas and Justin March, a pair of backups who are also major special teams contributors. Both have agreed to terms and should officially sign on Friday.
Thomas, a six-year veteran, has spent the last two seasons in Dallas. In 2019, he played in 15 games with two starts. Thomas ranked 11th on the defense last season with 36 tackles, including 25 solo stops.
Before signing with the Cowboys, Thomas spent his first four pro seasons with the Packers under head coach Mike McCarthy.
March only had 10 tackles on defense but ranked third on the team with seven special teams tackles.
March is a five-year veteran who has played for the Chiefs, Seahawks and Dolphins but has played 39 of his 47 career games with the Cowboys.
While other positions on the team might have a completely different look in 2020, the linebackers will be mostly intact.
Jaylon Smith is coming off a Pro Bowl season while Leighton Vander Esch had neck surgery at the end of the year and is expected to make a full recovery for the start of training camp.
So far this offseason, the Cowboys have re-signed Sean Lee and now March and Thomas. Don't forget Luke Gifford had a promising rookie season when he was healthy and should be fully recovered from a broken arm when the offseason begins.