Well, this is interesting timing.

Minutes after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke in detail about Earl Thomas, the Houston Texans put on hold “for the time being” Tuesday’s visit with the free-agent Pro Bowl safety, ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported.

Anderson did not specify the reason for the postponement, which may be related to the revelation that eight members of the Tennessee Titans organization tested positive for COVID-19. It also could be interpreted as apprehension to bring aboard, and likely handsomely compensate, a 31-year-old player with associated locker room concerns.

But it’s a questionable change-of-course as it appeared Thomas was destined to put pen to paper. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday the marriage is “more likely than not” to materialize.