The Dallas Cowboys need help on the defensive side of the ball – especially after failing to re-sign multiple top free agents.
As the Cowboys offense has kept mostly intact this offseason, the defense will look a lot. different in 2020. Dallas is looking to ramp up its defensive line play as several top free agents are still on the market.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys are having discussions with free agent defensive tackle Dontari Poe. The 8-year NFL veteran spent the last two seasons in Carolina.
Poe’s defensive productions has dropped off a bit the past two years. But perhaps a fresh start in Dallas will revitalize his career. Rapoport has the latest on the Cowboys’ discussions with Poe:
The #Cowboys are in talks with FA DT Dontari Poe, source said. It’s not done yet, but could be by the end of today if all goes well. Another potential big-name DT who spent last year with the #Panthers. https://t.co/uP7W5kBaEQ
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2020
Poe was a Kansas City Chief for his first five seasons in the NFL. After a successful stint in Kansas City, he joined the Falcons for one year prior to linking up with the Panthers.
It certainly looks like Poe is set to become a Cowboy as long as the discussions continue to go well on Monday. Dallas needs a player like Poe to help the interior of the defensive line.
NFL Network’s Jane Slater reports the two sides are closing on a deal.
And now I’m told they are closing in on a deal per source informed https://t.co/YJqstHrD6g
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) March 23, 2020
This would be a massive signing for the Cowboys if they can get it done.