Appearing on Monday's edition of NFL Up to the Minute, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Cowboys balked at the idea of surrendering their second-round pick in a potential Thomas trade.
Dallas might have pulled it off with their third-round pick "and a lot more," Rapoport added, but the staunch refusal to part with the No. 50 overall pick that turned out to be guard Connor Williams effectively scuttled the deal.
Had Seattle considered letting Thomas go for less than first-round value, it would have been a concession. They had reportedly set the price tag at first- and third-round picks in the weeks leading up to the draft.
"It's not even a topic," coach Pete Carroll said Thursday night after the draft's first round. "It's not even worth talking about. He's our guy."
Now that the draft has come and gone, Rapoport noted, the Seahawks are expected to work toward a contract extension with Thomas.