The Dallas Cowboys and veteran free agent Dontari Poe are reportedly in talks as of today. This news came quickly after another report that Dallas was looking to upgrade the defensive tackle position.
Poe’s was one of several names mentioned earlier today by NFL Network’s Jane Slater. She also included Ndamukong Suh, Damon “Snacks” Harrison, and Mike Pennel as potential Cowboys targets.
But within the last hour, Ian Rapoport indicated that the interaction between Dallas and Poe has apparently escalated.
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
On Saturday I wrote about Dontari Poe as a potential free agent option for the Cowboys. While he is coming off a season-ending quad injury, Poe should be recovered by the start of 2020 and brings exactly what Dallas is looking for in size and skills at the “1-tech” DT position.
Dallas may turn to Mike Pennel, a former Mike McCarthy player in Green Bay, if things break down with Poe. He is another run-stuffing tackle but without Dontari’s pedigree or overall skills.
We should find out soon if Dontari Poe becomes our newest Dallas Cowboy or if the team will have to look elsewhere for a DT upgrade.