Cedric Thornton

Cedric Thornton

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Thornton in 2013
No. 92Dallas Cowboys
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-21) June 21, 1988
Place of birth: Star City, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Star City (AR)
College: Southern Arkansas
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team Little All-America honors (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2016
Total tackles: 190
Sacks: 5.5
Forced fumbles: 2
Fumble recoveries: 3
Pass deflections: 5
Defensive touchdowns: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

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.

Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles

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,[1] 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[2] 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.[3]

Thornton's playing time increased significantly in 2012. In 2013, Thornton emerged as the Eagles starting defensive end.

Dallas Cowboys

On March 10, 2016, Thornton signed with the Dallas Cowboys on a four-year deal worth more than $18 million with $6 million guaranteed.[4]


  1. Didinger, Ray (September 3, 2011). "Didinger: Thornton earns a roster spot". Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  2. Stamm, Dan (September 5, 2011). "Eagles Bring Back Thornton to Round Out Practice Squad". NBC Philadelphia. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  3. "Eagles WR Smith ends up on injured reserve with knee injury". NFL.com. December 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  4. Cowboys Sign Former Eagles DL Cedric Thornton To Four-Year Deal

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