Thornton in 2013
|No. 92 Dallas Cowboys|
|Date of birth:||June 21, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Star City, Arkansas|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||310 lb (141 kg)|
|High school:||Star City (AR)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2016|
Cedric Thornton (born June 21, 1988) is an American football defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football for Southern Arkansas.
Thornton signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2011 NFL Draft and NFL lockout. He initially made the 53-man roster after training camp to open the season, but was waived to make room for offensive lineman Kyle DeVan on September 4. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad the next day and spent the first thirteen weeks of the season on the practice squad. He was promoted to the team's active roster on December 12.
Thornton's playing time increased significantly in 2012. In 2013, Thornton emerged as the Eagles starting defensive end.
On March 10, 2016, Thornton signed with the Dallas Cowboys on a four-year deal worth more than $18 million with $6 million guaranteed.
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- Stamm, Dan (September 5, 2011). "Eagles Bring Back Thornton to Round Out Practice Squad". NBC Philadelphia. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
- "Eagles WR Smith ends up on injured reserve with knee injury". NFL.com. December 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
- Cowboys Sign Former Eagles DL Cedric Thornton To Four-Year Deal