The Dallas Cowboys have already had an eventful free agency period on defense. They re-signed linebacker Sean Lee and safety Darian Thompson. Also, they added Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to bolster the safety position and Gerald McCoy to help in the interior defensive line.
Now, a former teammate of McCoy’s could be joining him in Dallas. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys are currently in contract talks with defensive tackle Dontari Poe, which could be finalized by days end.
Poe is a former first-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012. He spent five years with the defending Super Bowl champs and made two consecutive Pro Bowls (2013, 2014) and received a Second-Team All-Pro nod (2013). After a year with the Atlanta Falcons in 2017, Poe has spent the last two seasons with the Carolina Panthers.
According to NFL Network’s Jane Slater, the Cowboys aren’t just stopping with Poe in their efforts to beef up the defensive line. Damon Harrison, Ndamukong Duh, and Mike Pennel are also being looked at by the organization as possible additions.
One thing is for certain, the Cowboys are staying true to their word that defense was a major priority this offseason. More details to come.
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