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Should Dallas Cowboys Reunite DT Mike Daniels With HC Mike McCarthy?

Despite the signings of , and the drafting of (3rd round), the could still stand to add more depth at the position ahead of the . Someone who makes quite a bit of sense and has a with is Mike Daniels, formerly of the and .

From 2012 to 2018, Mike Daniels bolstered the Green Bay Packers under the guidance of then HC Mike McCarthy. Things changed in 2019 though. Daniels would spend the season with the Detroit Lions, while McCarthy took a nearly year-long sabbatical away from the game altogether. Fast forward to present day, and it's Daniels who is looking for a job.

Daniels, who turns 31 today (May 5), is an eight year veteran who has 235 tackles and 30 to his name, along with a appearance in 2017. He may have only appeared in nine games with the Lions last season due to , but I believe he still has plenty left in the tank. In fact, he still managed a respectable 70.1 grade from Pro in his shortened .

Mike Daniels
DT Mike Daniels

The Dallas Cowboys currently have Gerald McCoy (3-tech) and Dontari Poe (1-tech) penciled in as the starters on the interior their defensive line, but behind them things are far less clear. – last year's second-round pick – and Neville Gallimore will likely duke it out to become McCoy's primary backup, but right now there's really no one on the current roster behind Poe.

Someone who could earn the job is last years starting one-technique, , but he has yet to sign his exclusive free agent tender. If/when he does sign it though, he likely becomes Dontari Poe's primary backup. His hesitancy to put ink to paper though could possibly result in him looking for another team to play for in 2020.

The Dallas Cowboys new may prefer someone they're more familiar with. Antwaun Woods was better than average over the last few seasons, however, the Cowboys aren't going to wait forever for him to make up his mind. They might want to go ahead and shore up their DL and that's where Mike Daniels comes in.

Mike Daniels' addition would immediately bolster the Cowboys DT depth and give them another pass rushing threat from the interior. is something Antwaun Woods unfortunately doesn't offer much of, only 1.5 sacks in three years. Add it all up, and Daniels could very well be somebody the Cowboys make their next free agent addition.

Do you think the Dallas Cowboys should sign free agent DT Mike Daniels?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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