The Dallas Cowboys entered the offseason period needing significant help at defensive tackle. This was true in spite of the team using their first draft selection in 2019 at the position by taking Trysten Hill.
We saw Dallas improve at defensive tackle last week when they agreed to terms with Gerald McCoy. There is a lot to like about this move, especially with Maliek Collins leaving for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Still, though, even with McCoy the Cowboys need help. There are options in free agency and in fact there might be too many. It was noted over the weekend that they are “open” to the idea of Damon Harrison, but they might be open to a lot of other players as well.
The Cowboys are in talks with Dontari Poe and have interest in a few other places
As noted there are still a handful of defensive tackle prospects on the market. According to the NFL Network, the Cowboys have their eyes on a few of them and perhaps a little bit more focus on one - Dontari 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
When it comes to Ndamukong Suh it’s worth mentioning that he was briefly connected to the Cowboys last offseason (kind of) and that a month after that he publicly teased the world by wearing a Cowboys jersey at Nike’s headquarters in New York City.
Most of Dontari Poe’s career has been played with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he has spent the last two seasons with the Carolina Panthers. That’s where Gerald McCoy is coming from which means that the Cowboys and/or Mike McCarthy must have really liked their defensive tackles.
Honestly, any of this group would be a welcome addition to the Cowboys front line. Whether it’s Snacks, Poe, Suh, or even Mike Pennel, experience up front is something the group really needs and that Trysten Hill can hopefully learn from.