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Report: Dontari Poe’s time with Cowboys is done

Dontari Poe, Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys aren’t done making moves just yet with hopes of having a better performance in the latter stages of their 2020 campaign. It seems the recent Everson Griffen trade to the Detroit Lions was just the first part of an impending roster shakeup.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that the Cowboys have already informed defensive tackle Dontari Poe and cornerback Daryl Worley that they will be released if they’re not traded come Wednesday.

The Cowboys acquiring veteran players during the offseason garnered attention and raised expectations. Poe, coming off a stint with the Carolina Panthers, signed a two-year, $9 million contract to play in Dallas this season.

Despite playing 253 snaps, the most of any Cowboys interior defender this season, the 30-year-old has generated a meager tally of just seven tackles without recording any sacks. Worley hasn’t been any better this season for Dallas. He was acquired on a one-year, $3 million contract and even competed to be a starting cornerback during training camp.

However, Worley fell back on the depth chart and played 246 snaps behind fourth-year defensive player Jourdan Lewis and rookie Trevon Diggs. Worley, just like the Dallas defense in general, has struggled mightily.

Nearly halfway through the 2020 NFL season with a 2-5 record, the Cowboys are one of the biggest disappointments in the league. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will aim to be productive leading up to the trade deadline in order to make a last bid to salvage their dismal campaign in 2020.