The Dallas Cowboys have experienced some major turnover to their roster this offseason. Fortunately, they finally managed to fill a much-needed void in free agency. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys have agreed to a deal with former Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Dontari Poe. Poe had been linked to Dallas in recent days.
The #Cowboys have agreed to basic terms on a deal for free agent DT Dontari Poe, source said. They are finalizing the language on the deal, but it will get done. Another big-name former #Panthers DT in free agency.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 25, 2020
Defensive tackle Maliek Collins and defensive end Robert Quinn were among the notable departures from Dallas this offseason. The team has since made efforts to shore up the line of scrimmage by signing former Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. It appears Poe will now be joining him in the move once the deal is finalized.
Poe came into the league as the No. 11 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He quickly managed to it the billing as a two-time Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro in 2013. Once his rookie dal in Kansas City was up, he made a brief stop with the Atlanta Falcons before signing a three-year deal with Carolina.
The 2019 NFL season was cut short for Poe after suffering a torn quad. He finished the year with 22 tackles and four sacks before being placed on injured reserve and was made a free agent once the Panthers opted not to pick up his option.
Poe will now have a chance bounce back with one of the most popular teams in the NFL in the 2020 NFL season. Given their high expectations each year, the stage will be set for a potential resurgence.