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Report: Cowboy make a trade, acquiring DT Eli Ankou for a seventh-round pick

The Cowboys are adding to the middle of the defensive line.

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Just this week, the Dallas Cowboys admitted a mistake and released free agent signee Dontari Poe. That has left them with a short defensive tackle room, especially with Trysten Hill gone for the season (not to mention Gerald McCoy before that). To remedy that problem, the Cowboys have, according to sources, made a trade for Eli Ankou.

The cost to acquire the defensive tackle was a seventh-round pick.

Ankou was an undrafted free agent who has kicked around the NFL with multiple teams. He has had stops with the Indianapolis Colts, the Cleveland Browns and the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was most recently with the Colts, but they waived him last week and he was picked up by the Houston Texans. That is who the Cowboys are making the trade with, a pretty nice deal for the Texans who flip a guy who hasn’t even played a down for them, and had only been there a week or so, for a seventh round pick.

Ankou won’t be available this weekend since he will have to clear COVID-19 protocols before he can play. He has played a little in the NFL, accumulating 26 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He played college ball at UCLA and was signed by the Texans originally as an undrafted free agent in 2017.