After years of injury turmoil, Cowboys safety Darian Thompson's start vs. Dolphins is a birthday 'blessing'

Dallas Morning News
After years of injury turmoil, Cowboys safety Darian Thompson's start vs. Dolphins is a birthday 'blessing'
After years of injury turmoil, Cowboys safety Darian Thompson's start vs. Dolphins is a birthday 'blessing'

FRISCO -- Darian Thompson values opportunities on the field when they come. Since 2016, the Cowboys safety has had football yanked from him twice, having suffered a couple serious injuries his first three NFL seasons. Last year, on Thanksgiving Day, he played four special-teams snaps against the Washington Redskins and then hurried to a nearby hospital where his wife was in labor. Her mother was in the delivery room when she gave birth. He wasn't. “I missed it by like five minutes,” he said. Thompson gives football what he has. On Sunday, the sport gives back. The ex-Boise State standout is expected to celebrate his 26th birthday from the Cowboys' starting lineup. The likely start, which comes

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