Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have made their first foray into free agency, agreeing to a two-year deal with linebacker Joe Thomas, who visited the team Wednesday, according to a source. Thomas spent part of the 2015 season on the Cowboys' practice squad. He spent the last three seasons with the Green Bay Packers, starting eight games while playing mostly in the sub packages and on special teams. He had 14 tackles, a half sack and a pass deflection in 2017. His best year came in 2016 when he started seven games and had 77 tackles

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Free-agent linebacker Joe Thomas is visiting the Cowboys. He spent the last three seasons with the Green Bay Packers after a brief stint on the Cowboys' practice squad in 2015. The Packers did not tender him as a restricted free agent, allowing him to hit the open market. He has been mostly a sub-package linebacker and special teamer in his career.

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In addition to Allen Hurns, the Cowboys will meet with free agent wide receiver Deonte Thompson, according to sources. Thompson had 38 catches for 555 yards and two touchdowns with the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills in 2017. He had his most success with Buffalo, catching 27 passes for 430 yards in 11 games (seven starts). The Cowboys will have met with four receivers in free agency in Hurns, Thompson, Dontrelle Inman and Justin Hunter.

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The Cowboys have agreed to acquire fullback Jamize Olawale from the Oakland Raiders, swapping late-round picks, according to a source. The Cowboys lost fullback Keith Smith to the Raiders last week in free agency. Olawale has 55 carries for 206 yards and three touchdowns along with 39 catches for 425 yards and three touchdowns.

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