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Tyson Thompson | Running Back

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
College: San Jose State

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The Cowboys didn't tender a contract to RB Tyson Thompson and tendered a one-year, $927,000 contract to G/T Joe Berger.
Thompson is now an unrestricted free agent, while another team would have to give up a sixth-round pick to attain Berger. The Cowboys don't have an experienced running back signed for 2008 at this point, with Marion Barber a restricted free agent. Thu, Feb 28, 2008 03:59:00 PM

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Cowboys declared RB Tyson Thompson, CB Evan Oglesby, G Joe Berger, T Doug Free, T James Marten, WR Terry Glenn, WR Isaiah Stanback, and NT Remi Ayodele inactive for Thursday night's game against Green Bay.

Thompson has lost his returning gig to fourth receiver Miles Austin. Glenn isn't expected back before the playoffs as he recovers from knee surgery.
Thu, Nov 29, 2007 07:05:00 PM

Cowboys placed Tyson Thompson on injured reserve with a broken ankle, ending his season.

He wasn't valuable enough to hold a roster spot for in case he was ready late in the season. Thompson seems to be a Bill Parcells favorite, and would be unlikely to make the team next year if Parcells retires.
Tue, Oct 31, 2006 05:22:00 PM

Cowboys kick returner Tyson Thompson will undergo surgery to correct a broken bone in his lower leg on Tuesday and will miss the season.

The Cowboys may go with rookie returner Skyler Green as their No. 3 tailback behind Julius Jones and Marion Barber for the rest of the year.
Mon, Oct 30, 2006 03:07:00 PM

Cowboys RB/KR Tyson Thompson broke his ankle in Week 8.

Thompson hasn't made much noise on offense, but his absence will be felt on kick returns. A timetable for his recovery has not yet been announced, though it seems certain he'll be out at least several weeks.
Sun, Oct 29, 2006 11:53:00 PM

Cowboys RB Tyson Thompson carried ten times for 45 yards Monday.

With Demetris Summers on the waiver wire, Thompson probably has the No. 3 running back job locked up. Keylon Kincade didn't play in the game.
Mon, Aug 21, 2006 10:52:00 PM

Tyson Thompson rushed four times for 19 yards against the Cardinals.

The rookie was Marion Barber's sole backup today -- Anthony Thomas did not see any carries. Now that Barber has emerged as the clear backup, Thompson has lost some value.
Sun, Oct 30, 2005 04:53:00 PM

Tyson Thompson rushed six times for 34 yards against the Seahawks in week seven.

Barber went for 95 and Anthony Thomas rushed for 19. Julius Jones may return next week -- with four backs, the Cowboys had been inactivating Thomas because of Thompson and Barber's ability to play special teams.
Sun, Oct 23, 2005 08:30:00 PM

Coach Bill Parcells Tyson Thompson was demoted because of mental errors during Saturday's walk-through.

He said Thompson made three mental errors out of 11 plays. He went on to say that his trust level was lower with Thompson now than Marion Barber. Nothing would surprise us in Dallas, but Thompson doesn't have value if he stays at fourth on the depth chart.
Mon, Oct 17, 2005 03:42:00 PM

Tyson Thompson rushed three times for 13 yards in week six.

Tough to predict this one. Thompson had three early carries and didn't see the ball again. Anthony Thomas and Marion Barber both got double-digit carries. It's impossible to predict what Bill Parcells will do next week if Julius Jones is out again.
Sun, Oct 16, 2005 05:45:00 PM

Coach Bill Parcells declined to say that RB Tyson Thompson would start Sunday if RB Julius Jones (ankle) can't go.

"You're not going to know until Sunday," Parcells said. "No matter who you ask because no one knows. Because the answer isn't there. I don't know which one it's going to be." He knows, and it's Thompson.
Fri, Oct 14, 2005 09:48:00 AM

Tyson Thompson took snaps with the first team at Cowboys practice Wednesday.

Coach Bill Parcells is holding out hope that Julius Jones will play, but hasn't decided what he'll do otherwise. "I'm going to look at the practice film (for Thursday) and then look at the practice film Friday and then Saturday night we'll decide who's playing," Parcells said.
Wed, Oct 12, 2005 08:41:00 PM

Tyson Thompson rushed the ball 20 times for 75 yards against Philly, exclusively in the second half.

Julius Jones carried the ball 16 times for 72 yards in the first half and did not return after halftime due to a leg injury. Thomson got all his carries after the break -- coach Bill Parcells decided to go with him over Anthony Thomas, who finished with five yards on four carries.
Sun, Oct 9, 2005 08:12:00 PM

Coach Bill Parcells said yesterday that he plans to use Tyson Thompson as the Cowboys' backup running back Sunday.

He'll decide between Marion Barber and Anthony Thomas for the third spot.
Fri, Oct 7, 2005 09:44:00 AM

Tyson Thompson has made the Dallas roster.

He's the fourth running back unless Anthony Thomas is a surprise cut. Thompson becomes the first player from Irving to earn a spot on the Cowboys' roster.
Fri, Sep 2, 2005 09:52:00 AM

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