Ray Thompson impressed in his return to the Cowboys side against Newcastle.

Cowboys re-sign Ray Thompson

Ray Thompson has extended his contract with the Cowboys, keeping him in North Queensland until the end of the 2017 season.

The 25-year-old, currently sidelined with a fractured cheekbone, has played 94 NRL games over seven seasons so far.

"Absolutely it's a great feeling to be able to continue my time at the Cowboys," Thompson said.

"We have a baby on the way and being around the family with a club that's always done the right thing by me is just fantastic.

"I'm really grateful to continue at the club for another two years."